Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. Saturday I've got the Torch Run 5k benefiting the special olympics.  Also we're putting the kids in a weekend Bible school at the church, and there's a polar bear swim with Bigun's Indian Princess tribe.  So it's going to be busy and fun.

2. I feel really good today, no more soreness from the marathon.  Kelley and I both had a great yoga class last night. I'm going to knock out some easy running miles today just to see how it feels.  I was initially cautious about scheduling a 5k the weekend after a marathon, and this could become my worst performance of the year.  I'm ok with that.  The plan is to just go out, run hard, and see what happens.

3. This is still a recovery week.  Next week it's time to get back to business.  I'm still gaining weight very fast, losing too much speed, and putting up with the winter blues.  Today is supposed to be sunny and 75* here in Raleigh, so it's time to get outside.  I've been feeling the urge to ride the bike again, which is a sign of spring.  If I could only start paying attention to what goes into my mouth.....  Well it's time for tri training to begin in earnest so here goes a plan:

Monday: bike
Tuesday: run and swim
Wednesday: bike
Thursday: run and swim
Friday: rest
Saturday: bike/run brick
Sunday: rest

Swimming with the RAM team tuesday and thursday nights works out very well.  It lets me get in some two-a-days without going all ironman training crazy again.  I can still vary the bike and run distances to allow for speed weeks, volume weeks, and recovery weeks.  And hopefully increasing the activity level that much will bring this weight back under control.  I'm now about 15 lbs heavier than I like to be, which is going to slow me down.

Game on!


Hugh Jass said...

I ran on sore legs for that New Years double, but honestly, it wasn't any worse than the run that made them sore to begin with.

I guess what I'm saying is: Your upcoming 5k won't be any more or less painful than your full marathon! Yay!

Viper said...

Glad to hear the soreness is gone from the marathon. Continue the recovery, and get ready to get back to it. Cheers!

healthy ashley said...

I dislike marathon recovery time almost as much as I dislike tapering! Glad you're feeling better. Have an awesome time at the 5k!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Glad the soreness is gone!

Good luck this weekend!

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like a busy weekend ahead...but how do you have a Polar Bear Swim when it is 75*?

Hang in there with the winter blues, that I totally'll be back in action in no time.

Katie said...

have fun this weekend!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Good plan :)

Sounds like a great weekend...what exactly is a Polar Bear Swim?!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Way to count there, Cletus. You know, if you include 5 different things in each of your "three" things, that adds up to more than three. Just FYI.

No wonder you found House too taxing for yo' brainpan.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Glad you are getting back into your workout regime! And good luck w/ the 5k today! You are a racing machine!!