Did anyone else watch Kona Ironman this weekend? The physical and mental challenge of that whole thing is just amazing to me. I don’t swim at all and the only biking I do is a bit on the stationary bike, for easy cross training. So I don’t understand when I hear about swim or bike distances or pacing, but I assume what they do for swimming and biking in Ironman is the equivalent of running a marathon. Right? So to then run a marathon AFTER all that is just insane! Makes me feel like a wimp for just running a marathon. I’ve been following Frayed Laces‘ blog for a couple years, since back when she was just trying to qualify for Boston. She did Kona yesterday in 11 hours AND is doing Florida Iron Man in less than a month! Crazy! And inspring!
My recovery week ended up being good. Got a few easy paced runs in at the end of the week and I feel really good. Left hamstring and right calf were a little tweaky after the first two runs, but they felt good on my “long” run today. Whew! Ended up with the recovery week looking like this:
- M: Walk 2 miles
- T: Bike 30 min.
- W: Walk 10 minutes
- Th: rest
- Th: 4 miles (10:13)
- F: 5 miles (9:28)
- S: 7.6 (9:53)
Weekly run total: 16.6 miles. Woot!
Still trying to figure out a plan for what to do now. Stay tuned!