Greetings! So, let’s start with the good news: I survived that half-marathon yesterday.
The bad news: I suffered from some major GI issues that started at mile eight. (TMI? We’re on that level now, right?) Not sure if I’ll write an official recap; it would most likely be filled with details you won’t want to hear, ha. Long story short, it was not that race I wanted, and I have sworn off the distance (again) for the time being.
On a bittersweet note, my 2013 racing season has officially ended, and in an effort to transform from triathlete to real person, I celebrated with a glass of sangria and a lobster BLT from The Red Hook Lobster Pound at Madison Square Eats.
And I slept in until 7 a.m. this morning–progress.
Before the season ended, though, I did log some quality training last week.
Monday – a.m. swim and run with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE)
Light 3,000-yard swim, plus a five-mile easy run. In preparation for the half-marathon, my coach instructed me hold a certain pace, and then proceeded to test me by telling other teammates to speed up and see if I would bite. I didn’t.
Tuesday – off
I originally planned to bike, but my coach suggested sleeping in and taking the day off to ensure my legs were fresh for Sunday. If you twist my arm …
Wednesday – a.m. run
Easy 3.5 miles in Central Park.
Thursday – a.m. swim with FTE
Another easy 3,000-yard swim in the long course pool.
Friday – a.m. easy shake-out run
No Garmin, no electronics. Just an easy two-ish miler.
Saturday – off
So, I hesitate to call this next part Write It Down, Do It Up. Since I’ve been getting after it since January, the week I plan to do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Let Operation: Sloth Week begin.
Who raced this weekend—how did it go? How do you bounce back from a tough event?