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Taper – Race – Recover (and WWW: April 24)

May 3, 2011 Fitness, Friends, Fun No Comments

I really love the taper week. The workouts feel like they’re my own again. They don’t have to be the best work I’ve ever done; I’m just out there to stay loose and keep things well-lubricated. No pressure. In light of choosing my own adventure, I did two Bodyrock.tv workouts on Monday that left me hobbling from sore muscles the rest of the week. That Zuzana is hard core! I wouldn’t say this was my smartest taper week move… I enjoyed a massage on Wednesday evening and went into the race feeling as ready as possible.

The race was a success! I’ll give more details later, but here are my splits:

Swim: 27:37
T1: 3:26
Bike: 1:28:54
T2: 2:20
Run: 53:23
TOTAL: 2:55:40

It was a fun weekend at Lake San Antonio with beautiful weather. Actually, the folks participating in the Long Course (Greg and Kidder) would say it was a bit too windy for their liking on race day… Our recovery plans on Monday included a nice lunch at Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay followed by a couple of hours of stand-up paddling. What a fun afternoon!

I’m exhausted, but in a good way. I feel like I can take this week for my own workouts again, so that helps mentally as well. I did one Bodyrock.tv workout today followed by a 15-mile bike ride to run an errand. My goal is to enjoy the sunshine this week!

Weekly Workout Wrap-up

Sunday: 6-mile run

Monday: 2 Bodyrock.tv workouts

Tuesday: 16-mile bike ride

Wednesday: 4.5 mile run + massage

Thursday: 14-mile bike ride

Friday: 3.25 mile run

Saturday: OFF (unless you count 3 trips up and down the big-ass hill at Wildflower as Spectator Extraordinaire)


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