Thursday, August 18, 2011

I 66% Suck at Recovery

Bike Day (Wednesday)
time- 1:11
distance- 20mi
Time up Kolekole- 14:30

Swim Day (Thursday)
1 x 150- Warm-up
3 x 300
1 x 500
1 x 400 odd-easy/even- hard
1 x 100- Cool down
total- 2050yds

Run Day (Thursday)
time- 30min

I really meant for this week to be a recovery week. But it wasn't. Not really. It was in the pool, although I had to modify lots of things to make it that way. But not so much in the other disciplines. I should explain.
Yesterday's ride was short. 20 miles at this point is nothing, even with Kolekole in the middle of it. And I tried to take it kind of easy, I really did. But I couldn't. There was a climb. A climb I know well. And it was in my way. Climbs talk to me. They say (in a German accent), "Look at chew, chew leetle man on your leetle bicycle. I scov at chew. Chew cannot defeat me. Vy don't chew joost go home unt cry?" And I don't take kindly to that type of talk. So I drilled it up the pass. 14:30 is pretty decent too. Whoops.
The swim this morning, much like Tuesday morning, had to be modified to suit my recovering body's needs. Like, I had to shave 1200 yards off it. I may have been slightly overzealous with the planning of the workout. So I mostly cruised this morning. Except for the first two 300s and the even numbered laps on the 400. Those I pumped. Whoops.
As for the run...I haven't had a strong run yet. Well here's a Dirtbag Recovery Tip for you: Don't select DevilDriver from your mp3 playlist to run with. It is counterproductive. You will not run slowly. You will, in fact, run hard and possible air drum, air guitar, SOSM*, and fake-sing along. (Also, Cycle Dirtbag, I think your new name should be The Mountain and you should make that link your theme song.) But you will also have a strong run, feel good the whole time, and kick ass. And be looked at funny by the lame people in cars driving by. There has also been non-student related stress annoyances at work and the run really helped with that too.
But tomorrow is a real rest day and I plan on enjoying it. No school even! Yay.  Which is really good because I plan on getting after some mileage Saturday.

*Sudden Onset Slayer Moment Syndrome (SOSMS) presents as a sudden uncontrollable urge to thrash, mosh, headbang, and/or air-instrument, most likely more than one happening at once. A SOSM can occur without warning and does not need audible music to happen. Often affected are fans of the band Slayer.

Pictured: SOSM

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I have meat head syndrome... I train when I should be resting. WTH!!!