Friday, May 18, 2012

Note to self.

I ran outside for about thirty-five minutes yesterday. It was my first half-decent run since Ironman St. George. My legs felt pretty good through the workout, but they tightened up fiercely afterward and that tightness (specifically across my left thigh from my pelvis to the outside of my knee) has persisted into today. I started to worry about how this might affect my training schedule going forward. Then I took a step back and said to myself, "Dude, don't forget - you just did a freakin' Ironman less than two weeks ago."

I don't know how long it will take for my legs to bounce back from the beating I subjected them to last weekend, but I have to remember not to rush this recovery. I'd really like to get back into regular, long pace runs, but I can't let myself push too hard and wind up going into Zurich sore, or worse, injured.

My stroke finally started to come back this past Sunday. Swimming feels pretty good again, if not even better than it did before. My legs are probably 80-90% there on the bike; my watts during my indoor interval sessions have been encouraging. Running, I'm maybe 60% of the way there. Hopefully a few more light days and some assisted runs on the Alter-G get me back up to full speed in the next week or so.