This was my first Recovery Week in my new training plan - I used a concept called periodization to plan out how my training weeks would play out. The first training chunk was something like this:
Wk 1 - 12 hours (actual 12.5)
Wk 2 - 14.5 hours (actual 15)
Wk 3 - 16 hours (actual 13)
Wk 4 - 8.5 hours (actual 15.5)
Even though my recovery week 4 was many more hours than planned, I really felt like I pared back my training. Exhaustion caught up with me (and possibly more), and I ended up sleeping a whole day - I just could not get up and out of the house. Also, this weekend, I enjoyed an awesome trip to the Grand Canyon, hiking with my 6yo at his pace.
- bike to work and home 8 miles
- lunch ST 35 min
- NOTHING - NOT A THING
- Long bike to work - 9 miles
- Lunch Fun Run - 4.55 miles
- bike home 4 miles
- Grand Canyon Hike - 9 miles
(Thanks for taking pictures Terry!)
- REST DAY!!!
Week 4 (Base 1 - Recovery) Report
- Run - 11.5 miles (1:53)
- Bike - 33 miles (2:44)
- Swim - 0 miles (0:00)
- 2 ST, 0 Yoga (0:50)
- Hike! 9 miles (10:00)
- Total hours for the week: 15:30
- (goal was 8.5 hours for the week)
Love it Rachel!! I can't believe Jude hiked for that long! Sophie gets tired and bored after 10 minutes LOL ;)ReplyDelete
It was an interesting challenge - but I tried to have him lead most of the way so we were going his speed - and kinda let him play on the rocks and mostly let him rest when he wanted to - or coax him up one more switchback...Delete
He was a trooper!
Rachel Hassett...I was just talking to someone about you the yesterday. Smartest IT person I ever knew. This running thing is cool. I like the website, did you do it?ReplyDelete
Anyway, funny I should mention you yesterday and someone sent me the link to this site today. Hope things are going good for you.
Our blog is a cookie-cutter blog from blogger.com - heavily modified by me especially to include an awesome picture of Paul running his very first ultra!
Thanks for stopping by!