Saturday afternoon after my ride with “the guys” I ate, got my self upstairs to bed and totally fell asleep. Two hours later I woke up and had no desire to go anywhere. I missed my water jogging session promising to myself that tomorrow was a new day and I would be ready to take everything on. Sunday morning came and on the trainer I went for an easy spin, low watts and just moving those legs. Then it was off to the pool for Masters swimming. Twelve o’clock and in the water. Then it was 12:01, 12:02, 12:03 and I was counting every minute. By 1:05 I called it a day – I was barely moving by that time and only could think of the wonderful hot shower. Little did I know that Zane, based on my zombie like state, decided it was time for a recovery week.
It is now Thursday and I have had a week that included a whole day off training (very rare) and other days with one or two easier, no intensity workouts. I feel like a new person and actually was disappointed when I rechecked my schedule this morning and found that no I still only had a two workout day. This week I have truly tried to be a good recovery machine. I decided to keep track of my food for 3 days and also keep my “running around” in check. For the most part I think I have been pretty good! My life in a nut shell when I don’t train 5-6 hours a day.
Monday – Little work, errands, Costco run, sitting on the couch catching up on Weeds and talking with Alan Edmunds, sport psych to talk about just about everything under the sun…
Tuesday – Swim easy and run. It was then I realized that my plantar issues have not gone away so a desperate call to my Kenyan answer to all plantar issues – Kiplimo at Kiprunning Sports massage. Torture Session number One. Then as a reward – Ibuprofen and an evening ice bath at Barton Springs.
Wednesday – Ride in the rain followed by ride on the trainer. Then it was all about fixing stuff on my car… long overdue. I am proud to say that not only can I swim, bike and run but I can change a cabin air filter! Then a wonderfully pleasant visit to see Tim at Bicycle Sport Shop where my NEW SHIV is being built.
Thursday – 6000 yards in the pool and holding 1:10s happily! Nice. Then torture session #2 with Kiplimo. Nap – 40minutes and now blogging with ice before another go at running and Kiplimo torture #3. I will finish the day off with another ice bath and likely glass of red wine.
And so ends my recovery week. Tomorrow I am aloud to start pushing the efforts again and I am ready.
Here is my Nutrition Data for February 29… A whooping 2822 calories! Apparently with my physical exercise and eating quantity I would weigh 126lbs. Right.