One; the 3 weeks taper was perfect. I felt well rested. However, during that 3 weeks I need to watch my food intake. Cannot eat like I was training super hard. Three; perfect recovery session. 5 laps swimming in a cold pool, 5 min of jacuzzi with quad sets, glut sets, calf pumps, press-ups, rotation, and hughstons, jacuzzi, swim 5 laps, jacuzzi, and swim 5 laps. I went from a 7/10 soreness to a 2/10 by the next morning. Not sore after 2 days. Last year I ran vegas as a half (in early dec) and I was still sore. Fourth; I need to do a half iron away from silverman. Its not fair. I mean it is a ridiculous bike and run. What is another bike course like? How would I perform on another stage? My Ironman dreams are still on hold while I sort this out. Here is how the week went:
Tuesday-Contrast bath swim/jacuzzi. 750 meters total.
Wednesday-4 mile swim. Good cardio, limited push, felt great. I couldnt wait to run.
Thursday-5 mile run. In the cold head wind.
Saturday-Basketball. Felt great to do something different. Sore back though.
Sunday (today)-10 mile run. Up hill run for 6 of the 10 and was able to keep sub 9 min miles on the flat/down parts. Overall, cold/hard run. Felt decent. My back as a little sore at times. Quote:
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter F. Drucker
Did plenty of that and looking forward to the other thing.