Thursday, April 29, 2010

Unscheduled recovery week

After this weekend’s big bike volume this week has turned into a kind of an unscheduled recovery week. I took a couple days off for the legs. They were shot. I also had to work some late hours that did not allow for an early morning workout. And just yesterday I had to miss a lunch swim do to work constraints. For the week I still got a good tempo run and a good bike interval workout and a good open water swim but the volume has been much less than previous weeks. However, I am listening to my body more. I am training smarter.

There is another race this weekend and it seems as if half of Hattiesburg is racing. The Crawfishman is a great race with wonderful food and drink. It is also within driving distance so you do not have to stay the night in a hotel. Besides, I doubt that there is anywhere to stay in Bush, LA.

I have been encouraged to do this race for the past 3 years but I have just been unable to get it on the race calendar. I checked the online registration this week and it is closed. But, I would not have done the race anyway.

This is for another topic regarding peaking and retaining the peak for racing, but I don’t think I could put together a stellar performance.

I raced a lot of races last year and I enjoyed every minute of it. However, there were one or two races that I was not at my best. I look back on those races and although I gained knowledge from the experience and enjoyed the camaraderie I was just not able to perform to the best of my ability.  I still might ride down for the race to be the official Hattiesburg photographer.


Jon Gilchrist said...

It's always a good thing to listen to your body.....especially when Life starts to get in the way. Easier sad than done, though...good man for actually DOING it..