I still haven’t ridden my bike. Or even sat on it. It looks a little sad. Maybe next month…
I did compete in the master’s swim meet I do every year and had a blast as per usual. My 100 was slower but my 200 was faster. I’ll take that as a win. (Even though I got crushed by the former collegiate swimmers.)
My workouts this week have been totally different than what I’m used to and I’m liking the change. They are more technical (four minutes easy, one minute hard for x miles or time) and one was strictly run on HR and a specific zone. I normally run by just pace or just mileage. This is all stuff I have never tried before so it’ll be interesting moving forward. I think change is good, especially since I’ve been doing a lot of the same since 2009.
In addition to the running workouts, I’ve added in mandatory days of yoga and strength. I broke out the Body Pump DVD yesterday. It was dusty. I am sore. Darn those ten pound weights. Ha!
In recovery news, I feel pretty good. I’m sure my body is still recovering in a lot of ways but I’ve been feeling much more myself and those ironman blues have disappeared. The one thing that hasn’t disappeared is the weight I gained during and maybe after training. I read that it’s a combination of muscle gain, water retention, and eating a buttload of food. I’m working on getting leaner heading into this running season. I’m just trying to eat healthier, and adding in the strength stuff should help.
Good luck MCM’ers!!!
I think a little down time from blogging is good every now and again. As for one of your 5, I have missed your posts. I'm interested to hear what your coach comes up with, especially since I need to figure out what my goals going forward will be too. My "coach" (really just a friend who helps me out) has some ideas but he's already nixed me running this weekend so I have to wait to see what he has in store.
I always lose interest in blogging when I'm not running much too or when it's uneventful. Sounds like you have some downtime before ramping up again, which is good. Good luck starting with a coach, I think it's a great idea!
I'm so excited to hear you'll be focusing on running and that you've gotten a coach to help you chase that BQ. I know you will do it! Let's definitely try to run together when I'm in Tampa for the holidays in December. And by the way, can I just say how refreshing it is to me that you aren't riding and swimming and exercising like crazy. I have some friends who did IM Chatt who were training again 2 days after the race. I think this break and doing what makes you happy and what you feel passionate about is so healthy both mentally and physically. xoxo
I love to blog stalk and your posts inspire me to race and have fun and just live ( outside of just having to be a responsible adult, lol). It's hard to stay motivated on my own without blog-stalking. Thanks for blogging! 🙂
So glad to hear your post-IM blues are going away! Mine are finally lifting, too, and it feels SO good to feel normal and sparkly again 🙂 Awesome news about the running coach! Go get that BQ! Yoga + strength are happening over here, too! I'm so not bendy anymore…
I totally get it I take sabbaticals from my blog quite often! BQ wow that is an awesome goal! Good luck!
I'm sort of in the same place with my blogging. With my injury, I just haven't had much to blog about. It happens, life happens!
A little down time post ironman can be a good thing. Enjoy it. Good luck on your goal of BQ'ing.
Ah, the just living life update…. Its awesome being alive…. Enjoy the moment….. Stay Strong…. Cheers