Thursday, July 29, 2010

Training Time Out

Last week was a pretty intense training week for me and by the end of the week, I was just flat out tired. My body was talking and for once in my life...I listened to it. I decided to take the weekend off and that meant, no running, swimming or biking. Usually I do my long run on Saturday and a 15-25 mile bike ride or a brick workout on Sunday. While I felt strange sleeping past 5:30am on Saturday and not heading out the door for a run, it was nice to sleep until almost 7am and get started on the list of things I wanted to get done. I spent most of the day working on a couple of medal racks for a couple of my favorite running gals, before heading off to a dinner party with some old friends.

I feel taking a few days off really helped and my body felt much better come Monday morning, although I skipped my swim in favor of some extra zzzzz's as I was up late on Sunday night. I made up the swim on Wednesday morning along with working out with the LA Tri Club doing their weekly brick on Wednesday night. That workout proved to be tough as we did almost 18 miles on the bike with close to 1000 feet of climbing followed by a 3 mile run.

Bike Data from Garmin

Run Data from Garmin


Ms. V. said...

Nice to take time off! REST!

Evolving Through Running said...

Sometimes it's amazing what a little rest can do. Easy for me to say, but I suck at following that advice. Hope the pause pays off well in your training.

Sheila said...

Good for you taking a rest weekend. Sometimes that's just what you need to come back stronger than ever.