4 weeks ’til #IMLou – Recovery

Last week was focused around recovery. Recovery from a big weekend last weekend, recovery from training, recovery from lack of sleep…recovery. Sure I still got in my workouts, but sleep was definitely a priority!

Swim: 12,600 yards

4400 yards with 3800 yards at IM race pace…doing the work!!
Dancing in the water after a swim that required lots of #courageovercomfort!!
Working on body position in the water today post 5 hour trainer ride. Good, active recovery.
Active recovery from my 18 mile run this morning. This swim was exactly what I needed to loosen up!!

Bike: 98.6 miles

3×12 minutes in Z4 work…I forgot what it felt like to go hard for so long…
Easy spin with a friend in the background using the SBT suspension trainer (or maybe he is just sleeping in child’s pose).
Congratulations to my fave!! He finished his last long run (22 miles) before the Twin Cities Marathon in 3 weeks!! Meanwhile, I was still riding on the trainer…5 hours in the books!!

Run: 18 miles

18 mile long run…feel really good about my execution on this run!!

Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength almost daily  

Weekly Totals: 16 hours & 3 minutes

Quote of the Week:

“I need some time to recover. I am not a machine.” ~Unknown

Attitude of Gratitude:

So grateful to have Nick with Vitality Massage keeping me healthy and ready for the next workout!
SO MANY homegrown tomatoes…Basil wants to eat them ALL!!
Grateful that Hardcoeur Coaching recognized that my #sub6orbust goal at Ironman Ohio 70.3 was achieved. They sent me some goodies as a “congratulations” gift!!
The sunrise on my 18 mile long run was magnificent!! Grateful!!
Epsom salt + lavender bubble bath post 18 mile run.

How was your week? What were you grateful for last week?! 

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8 thoughts on “4 weeks ’til #IMLou – Recovery

  1. So much swimming-great job!! Has your outdoor pool closed for the season? I was hoping to get one more lake swim in, but when the snow hit last week-the wetsuit got put away until next year 😉

    1. Thanks Amy! Unfortunately our outdoor pool is closed. 😢 It could easily still be open as our heat index today was 95*F…so hot + humid! It is always a sad time of year when the wetsuit gets put away. I think it will be a while before ours get put away.

  2. Awesome posts! I’m just starting my journey towards my first ever 1/2 Ironman in June 2019! I’ve decided that I’m going to reach out to this amazing community to share my journey and become a sponge for knowledge! I’ll be following your blog to get some tips and tricks. When this is all said and done I cannot wait to show my 5,4 and 2 year old that it’s doesn’t matter who you are… anything is possible!

    If you’d like to follow along here is my site:)

    https://theironmanjourneyofaregularguy.wordpress.com

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