Nothing too noteworthy to report here …
Just taking the recovery process seriously after Nationals.
General training notes: As the week after my “A” race, this span centered on active recovery. My legs felt like lead at the beginning of the week, but by Thursday’s CompuTrainer workout, they loosened up and felt normal. Like I said, nothing noteworthy—just getting back into it.
Monday – p.m. run
I got back form Milwaukee on the late side, so I opted to sleep in and do my easy 50-minute run in Central Park after work. My legs did not feel good, but I feel the most sore two days after a race so I knew it was normal.
Tuesday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
No speedwork the week after a race, so again, I got to sleep in and do work after work in the pool. Swimming and I are in a good groove, and those 2,000m flew by.
Wednesday – a.m. run
Easy four miles on the West Side Highway
Thursday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
My bike wasn’t back from Milwaukee yet, but I hopped on my roadie for some VO2 max intervals and FTP blocks. Surprisingly, my legs felt decent.
Friday – a.m. swim off
So the lifeguards didn’t show up. So swimming didn’t happen. So I had an unintentional rest day.
Saturday – a.m. bike
Easy and solo 45-mile ride
Sunday – off
How long does it take you to recover from a race?