Ironman Wisconsin was 7 weeks ago. The post-Ironman blues hit HARD. I went from training 20+ hours a week before the race to basically not at all. I thrive off of having workouts in training peaks that need to be completed and races on the calendar to train for. I think it is fairly obvious that I don’t do well with down time.
So what have I done with all of this down time in the last few weeks?
Ran my First Trail Race:
Walk the Dogs:
Hike at Ledges:
Ride Bikes for Fun with Friends:
Hayrides at the Berry Patch:
Playing Frisbee with Basil:
Being a competitive, determined, driven person is amazing (although the Iron Hippie may disagree with that). It is the firework that motivates me to train in early hours, to train when it is dark and dreary, to train when it is cold and windy, to train when it is hot and muggy. It compels me to test myself, to improve and be better than I was yesterday.
Because of my “type A personality,” it is time to get back into a more regular workout routine. Nothing super strenuous, but a routine with some structure.
How long does your off-season last? How do you enjoy your off-season?