Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Training Induced Narcolepsy

Training Induced Narcolepsy : Random and sometimes uncontrollable bouts of sleep after a hard workout. (term...made up by me).

This weekend I didn't have one bout of Training Induced Narcolepsy (T.I.N.), but two. So on Sunday after deciding that YES, an 8 mile run in the middle of the day, in a very unshaded place, while it was very warm, combined with a well executed faceplant on the trail (yes, me, the oh so graceful one, DID manage to bite it...once again.), following a reasonably tough bike the day before (lots o-hills), I got home, took a shower, pulled my robe on and planned to briefly lie down on my bed, you know, just for a second. I woke up an hour later to my phone ringing. oops. My face plant was a bit deja vous of my last trail running face plant, but I managed not to fall on my knees and therefore not induce a hip spasm that would take months to recover from, but I do have a huge bruise on my thigh now.

Then on monday, I ventured out for what was supposed to be a 28mile bike but got turned into a 38 mile bike after roads we thought were supposed to be open, were not in working condition. Again a hill fest like Saturday's ride, but this time I did get a little further into my day after coming home and taking a shower before the T.I.N hit. I was in the middle of doing laundry and sat down for a second and was out for a half an hour. Never know when it will hit.

(Random side note...there are dogs that are used to study narcolepsy. In this clip it is a doxin, but a lot of times they used Doberman Pinchers and Labs. Scientists may have found a gene that is linked to it in dogs.)


I didn't think I was that tired this weekend that I would randomly just fall asleep, but I guess I was. This weekend's training was pretty good, swimming friday in the ocean, a hilly ride sat, long run sun and a hilly longer ride on monday. Last weeks training was also pretty decent, found a new Max on my deadlift: 210 and on my backsquat: 139. Improvements are good.

Life in these parts has been good, really insane at work, my trainings is going decently and hence I am very behind on many blogs and writing on mine, but all around things are going well. I will catch up here one day soon. I hope. :-)

9 comments:

Joe B said...

Nice job. can I borrower TIN?

triguyjt said...

I hate it when a ride becomes longer than planned...

Nice Job!!

Bob Almighty said...

I have lecture induced narcolepsy, (LIN) maybe they're linked...

Formulaic said...

Whew! All those long workout! You're giving me TIN!

Is that possible? Remote TIN or perhaps it's sympathy TIN

Speed Racer said...

ANOTHER faceplant?! Thank god you found triathlon/CrossFit rather than trying your luck at the flying trapeze or ski jumping!

And I believe that people who are able to sleep should take it where they can get it. Obviously something's going right in your training, maybe it's the TIN.

Ryan said...

That poor dog :-( Sounds like training is going well, just remember to keep those feet up.

Sarah said...

AHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That video was HILARIOUS!!

So it sounds like I had TIN on Monday, then...or RIN (racing-induced-narcolepsy).

OMG, that was awesome. Anyway, sorry about your faceplant but it sounds like you're okay so that's good. :)

I'm finally getting caught up with blogs, sorry I've been absent for a bit!

Sunshine said...

Swimming in the ocean... Oh my.. that has to be amazing.

WADDLER26.2 said...

I;ve been on those bike rides before with the same results.