Instead of resting, I hit a huge speed workout on my bike that had me cross-eyed by the end... literally. It was just for a second but I was actually cross-eyed. Pretty funny and new experience.
I took a day to relax but couldn't help thrashing myself in the pool. Damn. Then feeling that pull and feeling a bit chubby, I hit another hard workout: 1 hr 50 min strong strong ride with big wind and some ok climbs then a 30 min hillacious run. Damn.
I got smart about getting back on track and ate super healthy, did the 30 min window of carbs and a bit of protein, then jumped in the pool and the hot tub to bob around and let my muscles chill.
I feel good today. Short nice and easy swim... no thrashing myself. Good. Trying to resist my running shoes calling my name. God. I need to ease off and I know it as I am trying to get fresh for Ironman but I can't for some reason. That's the problem with addiction, I guess. I would be a terrible heroine addict. Honestly though, triathlon is probably more expensive.
Unrelated. I have some book recommendations for those of you who geek out properly on endurance stuff.
- once a runner (classic book about a miler... super intense and motivating read)
- again to carthage (same miler transitions to the marathon... weird pacing and slow beginning but picks up)
- simon says gold (kinda corny shit writing but cool to hear about simon whitfield in general)
I am about to start a book born to run, high crimes (mountain climbing), and then Mark Allen's new book... I'll let you know.