I’m feeling rested from this past recovery week. I still had 2-a-days every day but the volume was lower. The trickiest part was not eating like a pig,which I have so enjoyed doing on my regular training weeks. One of the best parts of training for Ultraman is for sure, being able to eat a lot and not gain any weight. In my not training for an Ultraman life, I may eat 2 or 3 pieces of pizza for dinner, now I eat about 4, a whole salad and a bowl of cereal. Then more food just before bed, and if I don’t do that, I wake up around 2 finding myself eating more cereal or a sandwich. We have gotten pretty good about keeping the house stocked with healthy food and we try to eat in as much as possible. This is good for 2 reasons, we know exactly what we’re eating and the biggy- with the volume of food I’m eating these days, its like taking a 3rd person out to dinner.
Now for the training,
Swim- I swam 3 times this week totaling 9,000 yards, All 3 swims were easy with some speed but only in shorter intervals.
Bike- I rode 3 times once on the rollers and 2X’s on the road. My longest ride was today, 3 hours. Sine it was a short ride, we threw in some killer climbs. I usually try to bike on saturday and run on sunday but the weather sometimes dictates otherwise.
Run- I ran 3 times this week, 2 X’s on the road and once on the trails. My trail run was only 90 minutes long, after my 2:30+ runs, 90 minutes felt like nothing. It was a really great feeling to run on non-tired legs, I actually felt faster than usual and I almost ran Cadie over a few times because she’s not used to me being so close behind.
Strength- I had 2 strength training sessions but only one set of reps per exercise instead of my usual 3. I have 2 additional core strengthening days now, so I do core work 4 days a week.
I’m very excited about this next week, I actually have one 3-a-day and for the weekend I’m scheduled for a 6 hour bike ride and a 3 hour run! Can’t wait!!
Time for some snacks :) Have a great week, and thanks for reading.