Tuesday, March 31, 2009

this weeks theme: RECOVERY

Recovery seems to be an issue. As I make this push towards RAGE and this distance I am learning all about the importance of recovery. A big thanks to Karl for posting an answer to my question about the supplement ACCELERADE. I am going to invest in some. I like what the research has demonstrated and even the literature that refutes it says that it wont harm you. Sounds like a worthwhile experiment. This weeks training will be interrupted by a flight back east for the Medicine of Running: The Triathlete, continuing education course in Charlottesville, VA. Yay for me! Thursday I will be flying, friday and saturday in class, and then flight home. I hope I am rested enough for a strong workout sunday. I will be looking forward to it.

Monday: 22.02 miles on the bike. 1:39 slow on the same hills as last week secondary to tired legs.
Tuesday: 3 mile easy run in the am 3.09 cruise at 9.23 pace for a total time of 29 flat, in the pm a swim 1750 meters here are the 250 meter splints to compare last weeks times:
5:31
5:56
5:56
6:01
6:12
6:28
6:14
42:27 total.......Whats cool is the first time I did a 1650 meter time trial I did it in 45:02. Today I did more distance in less time. 40 min seems like a doable goal for RAGE. Bike seems to be around 1:45, run 55 min. A 3:30 total goal. The bike is the limiting factor. Hmmm we'll see. QUOTE:

"Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn't work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time."

Lou Holtz


Ask yourself this...WHAT DID I DO TODAY TO MAKE MYSELF BETTER FOR TOMARROW?

2 comments:

Three Crazy Collins said...

I can't express how grateful I am for your example and enthusiasm. You are an inspiration! Thank you for the quote at the end....definitely what I needed today! Keep up the great work!!!

Ron said...

ahh thanks for the post. That was nice. Feel free to post anytime!