It was a beautiful day, but I really wasn't feeling running quite yet, and my bike is still in the shop getting a tune up. It was a clear call for my favorite type of lazy day exercise - the elliptical. Not the the elliptical can't provide a good work, but it's an option, not a given. I did 50 minutes of hill intervals with Self magazine, got a bit sweaty, and learned how many calories snowboarding burns. Perfect.
It was also clearly my lucky day, and I got the last yoga ticket. I was able to do warrior 2.
|A good teacher always provides visuals|
I don't know about you guys, but when I got to the beach, I plan on doing nothing but yoga poses all over the place.
Being back to normal, I went for a five mile run this morning. After a big race, I like to leave my Garmin at home on my first run. I know it's going to be slow, so no use getting depressed over the specific numbers, especially on a beautiful Friday morning. On my run, I realized maybe I wasn't back to normal. It was harder than it should have been. I never knew running could make my arms hurt, but they are still on fire. Could that be why GORUCK recommends actually training with the pack prior to the event?
My entire goal for this week was to recover from GORUCK, so any exercise prior to Sunday is a bonus. I'm less than three weeks out from the half ironman, so I'd be tapering at this point anyway. I think I'm as trained as I'm going to get. While this week may look (and feel, for me) pretty pathetic in terms of training, I'd rather fully recover than jump back in and feel tired at the HIM, which is my goal race.
It's amazing how much more I am looking forward to a weekend when it doesn't include a night of torture.
How long do you like to recover after races?