Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rest and Recovery week

Yeah not much going on this week in the way of training. Some though in the way of thinking. I am wondering about some goals to set. I have been thinking my marathon experience cannot be only way I experience marathon. I need to do better. It scares me a bit because I went a whole week sure I would never do another one. I didnt have any trouble during training. I had a bad day. I have solidified my near future plans. Run shorter distances and run faster. May be even run more trail and hills. I just want a more efficient run. I think that is the keystone to any triathlete. This week I will run a new 1 mile all out and have a look at my new VDOT. Use that to structure goals for upcoming races and workouts. I cant wait to run that.

I would like to take this time to acknowledge my wife, her sister, and Andi, my best friend in law. They are training for thier first triathlon. They did an open swim/bike brick that is way harder than the race course and all of them killed it. The long swim today in open water was quite impressive as well. Here is another thing I am impressed with. Does anyone have a friend who when faced with a group situation they do not like they sit and complain about it? My friend Karl is just the opposite. He is the man. We all went for a long open swim today and he did not have a wetsuit but he didnt complain. He got in, sucked it up, and swam. In 54 degree water. Sure he was very very cold but he did it and did not complain. I am very impressed by that. Way to go dude.

"the ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb"

I feel the climbing, I am having more success, I am continuing to build my base...WHAT AM I CAPABLE OF?


Karl Stutelberg said...

Dude the swim was lots of fun. I can't believe how long it took me to stop shivering! That was CRAZY! You are a good teacher/instructor and I appreciate the advice given to help Andi. She is excited about the race and that is what it is all about! See you in three weeks. Looking forward to the cheer squad!

Stutelberg Family said...

Thank you so much!! I never thought this triathon stuff (and I really mean open water swimming) would challenge me so much mentally. Very cool though. Your support means the world to me and I honestly would not have gotten back in the water on Sunday if you, Julie and Jonie were not with me on Sat! Thanks is not enough. Tell Julie and Jonie I can't wait for May 15!!

Chuck said...

Sounds like the girls training is going very well. I am looking forward to hearing all about their first triathlon.

There are not many people like Karl! This dude is a 2:57 marathoner and runs 50 miles for fun! We could all learn a thing or two from him.

Heidi Austin said...

sounds like my week... the run will come in time... my philosophy is heart rate training... that stuff does wonders :)

Marni said...

I love that quote! Over the years, I honestly believe that people rush-it with their training and try to do too much too soon. The body needs time to adapt, become more efficient and to become mentally and physically ready to take the next step. Whether you are training for a sprint or an IM triathlon, recovery and rest are so important with training.
Keep on working hard!
Hope I can get out your way one day to visit you!