Recovering is so much fun!

Last week was my recovery week from the Half IM and I have to admit that I loved every minute of it! I slept in, went for walks, and biked slowly to work. I went to a concert and I watched movies with my family. It was glorious!

At the same time, I feel even more inspired to continue the building period of my training. So this week has been about getting back into the swing of training. It’s funny how I miss something only when I haven’t done it in a while. I’ve also changed my schedule to include yoga 2-3 times a week in the morning. This will work because I should be running when it’s hot out later in the day. I’m a big believer in training how one races and the run is never the first event.

So on Monday morning I did yoga, but my most favorite DVD will not work anymore! So I was thinking that I might start going out to the back deck to get in my sun salutations. Tuesday morning I went for a run, after skipping my Monday night workout due to family and home stuff. Then last night I went for a stellar bike ride! I held a 25.5 km/hr pace for almost 2 hours. It was a great ride… one of those perfect rides where the sun was out, the wind was low, and my legs were responding the way that I like. In fact, I don’t think my legs have really responded to me that way all season… this is my favorite part of training! Feeling the power build and the blood rush, and all the endorphins flow through my body and I feel free from everything, like I could fly! So good.

So today is my day off. I was going to go swimming tonight, but after last night’s workout I think it’s best to give my legs a break. But it’s back to the grind on Thursday with a swim of intervals in the morning and a mountain bike ride with my beloved women’s ride. Friday morning is yoga time and I might go for a bike ride at lunch time. Saturday I’m going to do a long-ish run and Sunday I’m going to do a 4-hour bike ride with a short run for the brick workout. I’m excited for a weekend at home!

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