Monday, January 31, 2011

Recovery Week is a Goodness

Swim Day

1 x 150 Warm-up
4 x 100- Pull
4 x 100- 50-5, 7, 9/50-fingertip drag
1 x 100 Cool down

Total- 1050yds

I feel silly going to the pool for just over twenty minutes in the water and barely 1000yds, but it's gotta be done. The swim felt good though. In the lane next to me was a very pregnant lady doing sets of fly/free 50s and she was killing it. None of this "I have a giant belly so my stroke is crap" stuff either. Real fly. If she wasn't full of baby she'd have been kicking my ass. I have no ego left.
I know that it's very early in the training program so it seems strange that I'm in a recovery week already, but I'm following a plan that has them built in every four weeks to so. So even though I don't need it now, I'm going to be feeling it over the next few weeks and will be glad for the rest. Recovery is just as important to preventing injury as stretching and proper form. So this week ill feel weak-sauce, but it's supposed to.

Ride Day

time- 30min
dist- 10mi

I know, I know. 10 miles is nothing. Not my fault! I hold my training plan up to deflect recriminations.
It was a good ride, solid. Felt yesterday in my quads for the first few miles but that worked itself out. Every mile is one more step to Strong and Fast. Even recovery week miles.