The week following our 70.3 triathlon was quite busy! We participated with our church's Vacation Bible School program which ran from 6 to 8pm each night Sunday through Friday. I didn't think we'd survive Sunday evening. Thankfully, my legs were only sore in my hips -- poor David's feet where really really bothering him.
I was greatly surprised with the recovery after a half ironman. I am a planner, and making a training plan to stick to is a tri-geek, joy for me. My planning and training must have been adequate. I felt tired this past week, but after Sunday's sore hips, I never did feel soreness in my legs or back. I'm proud of my fitness! I took the entire week off of any exercise at all and just let my body heal. Dave has been riding his bike to/from work...glad I work from home!
Yesterday morning was beautiful -- I slept in until 8:00 and went for a run. I ran a circuitous route that I hadn't done before and enjoyed a slow 5.4 miles in about 59 minutes. I listened to some 70's classic rock and just cruised...it was nice to sleep in, nice to feel rested(ish) and nice to run without any pacing requirements. Today, David and I enjoyed a 29 mile bike ride together. It was awesome! I didn't push pace or worry that we weren't hitting our numbers. Just pedaling...as God intended...LOL.
Glad I was riding with my body guard!
Last week, I went ahead and cut my calories way back. I was getting around 1850-2000 during HIM training and managed to lose a paltry 6 pounds this year. I am scaling back to 1550-1700 for the next 5 weeks until double half marathon training begins. I've been hitting my numbers and seeing results. Last week I didn't log any extra calories burned through workouts, so I'm hoping to see even better numbers this week. I'd really like to lose 10 pounds in the next 5 weeks. Weight loss will slow again during heavier training, so I gotta do it now!
Here's to a new week tomorrow! I'm taking Liam to get his driver's license in the morning. Prayers gratefully accepted. :)