About that training thing…
Coming off IM Mont Tremblant, I had Nation’s, an Olympic-distance race, in the near future, so I took a few days to recover, and then had to get back at it. Somehow, I kind of made it work, and even did a few speed workouts, though I knew things weren’t QUITE right when I watched my heart rate skyrocket on some moderate intervals.
Once I got through Nation’s, my body and mind finally demanded a break. Having done a February Marathon and an April Half Ironman, I’ve been going pretty hard for a while. So a few days after Nation’s, I told my coach that I was probably not going to do any of my scheduled workouts for the week, and asked for a couple of weeks of “do what I want.” She agreed this was the perfect time for this, and I went to work being a slug.
Yeah, not really like that.
Anyhow, this is how the first week of “do whatever” went.
Monday, 9/9: Easy 2000 meter swim in the morning, plus 11 miles of commuting on the road bike.
Tuesday, 9/10: Easy 9 mile bike commute. Nothing else.
Wednesday, 9/11: Nothing, unless enduring day-long conference calls counts as a workout.
Thursday, 9/12: Nothing. Work meeting in Baltimore all day.
Friday, 9/13: Sarah dragged me out for a 5 mile run around the mall at lunchtime. It was hard to get going after basically doing nothing all week, but I felt much better after getting out there.
Saturday, 9/14: 3600 meters of swimming with DCRP. I did not swim with them very much at all this summer, as their practices are at Hains Point…a pool I dislike for a variety of reasons.
Sunday, 9/15: 9 mile long run with Rachel, then took off for Philadelphia in the afternoon to run a big, long meeting.