Friday, September 18, 2009

A Key Ingredient

Training for Ironman means swim+bike+run+REPEAT. I did a lot of all three this week. Marit kept me honest in the pool as I chased her lap after lap in quest of becoming a fish.

There were intervals on the bike that one day felt awesome and then later in the week notsomuch. My heart rate quit cooperating on Wednesday.

Yesterday I cracked. And it was an "easy" day. So coach ordered a few days of NOTHING triathlon related to revive me.

I'm planning to spend the weekend studying this book. And doing fun things with Steven.

I think I will also SIT at a coffee shop and watch the world go by - just because I can!

15 comments:

t-odd said...

Sit at a coffee shop and read that book AT THE SAME TIME! Then record the number of strange looks. Although, it is SoCal so maybe you crazy folks do that kind of stuff all the time. Or is that more San Fran?

Enjoy your time off. Sounds like you deserve it.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I know that book!!! A GOOD read!!
:)

Running and living said...

Enjoy the mini rest. Sitting in a coffee shop sipping a capuccino...your mojo will be back in no time. I bet Steven is happy:)

Mama Simmons said...

Enjoy your rest! I'm on the verge of cracking myself... hasn't happened quite yet but it's close.... This is definitely the time when we're all feelin' it!!

GoBigGreen said...

Ha I was SURE your key ingredient was going to be COFFEEEEEE!!! Ok so maybe not this time round, for good reasons. Get some rest and let all that training soak in.

FLATOUT JIM said...

Once the hrat rate stops cooperating, you know it's time for a rest and let the body catch up to the training.

just don't eat too many donuts with that coffee!

FLATOUT JIM said...

What's a hrat rate you ask? Just like a heart rate but for idiots who can't use a spell check!

Teresa said...

Agh, REST! The most important element to training. Enjoy. Sleep, dream, visualize!

tn

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

You are so strong!! And you are BY FAR the hardest worker that I know - so a few days of rest to really really let your body absorb all the work will be a good thing! This will only make you stronger!!

It was a pleasure to swim with you - so...not only are you and uber runner, have found your biking legs...but you have found your inner-fish. :) Enjoy the weekend with Steven!

Meg Runs said...

Love the Tupperware, it makes everything so organized and "grandma-ized." Hope you have fun reading The Sleep Book and maybe then you can wake up and read "Green Eggs and Ham."
BTW, thanks for your kind words.

Caroline said...

Great job listening to your body! I fell your pain with the unresponsive HR. It'll come back quick. Enjoy some MUCH deserved RNR while your body absorbs all the hard work you've put in!

Beth said...

Have a great weekend! I need to buy that book. Looks good perfect. :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Soak up every moment of rest and people watching! This sounds like a perfect plan.

Alaskan Assassin said...

Sleep is a wonderful thing.

Runner Leana said...

My most favourite Dr. Seuss book EVER! When I read it to my niece I wind up needing a nap after since it still makes me sleepy!