Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oh recovery week, I've missed you so

Last week was pretty glorious. After such a big week before that, it was nice to recover and get in some easier workouts.  I did yoga every morning (finally), and got plenty of s/b/r in the evenings. By about Wednesday I felt normal again.  Rest and recover.  Then for the weekend we went down to visit my parents in SC.  It rained the entire time we were in Greenville, but we still had a blast. And of course, the rain didn't keep the kids out of the pool!

Evil Genius insisted on going swimming in the rain

Do we really need an umbrella in the pool? Yes, yes we did.

EG was doing cannonballs with a huge splash!

Ella's version of a cannonball
 This week is back on the Build 2 phase. These workouts are the most intense and race-like of the entire training plan. This is it, the race is 7 weeks away.  3 weeks of build, another recovery week, then a 2 week taper + race week. I've got to be very careful with my recovery strategy in these next 3 weeks. Volume and speed have to come together perfectly for me to get the most out of this very important time. Build 2, week 1 here I come!

(it started Monday with two separate 90 minute bouts on the stationary bike)


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Dang your race is coming so fast! I can't wait to see how you do this year!

I love that the girls swam in the pool despite the fact that it was raining!

Tea said...

wow. 7 weeks? Where did the summer go?