The next 3 weeks are a bit of new territory for Ironman training for me. Typically, I train for 26 weeks but got a wild hair this time around and am training for 31. I just ended Base and won't start Build for 3 more weeks so Coach has labeled what I'm doing "false taper." I am not even sure what that means but I will tell you how I read it. If I don't feel like doing it, I'm not going to!
I truly feel incredible after Sunday's race and had no problems getting up at 4am yesterday for a recovery run. I shortened the run from 9 to 7 miles because I simply didn't have the time to fit it all in since I was running the entire thing in z1. I probably couldn't have gone faster even if I wanted to due to the after race party I attended at the Dickerson's. Let's just say...well, let's not. My head was still a little cloudy. BUT I didn't throw up. A total plus. After work I rode the trainer for an hour to get caught up on True Blood - Season 2. Yup. You guessed it. I love me some Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton. They are my all time favorite TV couple (sorry Mer and Derek!)
Today, I rode for 2 hours after work and am now all caught up to where Mike is on True Blood. It was a quiet ride and I think I got in about 32 miles.
Tomorrow morning, a nice early run before work - 16 miles. ugg. Nothing sucks more than the mid-week long run and then going to work a full-time desk job. Stiff city. Oh well...nighty night!