I'm done whining. 5 days have passed since the half ironman and I am starting to feel normal again. I decided to abandon my training plan this week and just do whatever I am in the mood for based on how I am feeling each day. This is helping my mental state because I don't like feeling boxed in by a strict plan. I don't mind doing the work as long as I don't feel like a train wreck.
Swim 4000yd, 1:13 at Deep Eddy pool
MS: 200, 300, 400, 500, 400, 300, 200 - all at 1:30/100 pace steady
Deep Eddy is COLD! The water felt awesome on my sore muscles. I had no trouble holding my threshold pace for this.
Run 7 miles, 59 min - Town Lake loop
Ugh, legs not horrible but not quite back to normal.
Swim 3000yd, 53 min
MS: 10x133 in 2:00 on 2:15, 10x66 in 1:00 on 1:15.
Big Stacy pool - so yes, the lengths are strange. Basically repeats of 2 laps and 1 lap. Nice swim. I went under my goal pace for many of the laps.
Run 10 miles, 1:26 with last 2 miles at 8:14 pace.
This is a modified version of the Crossfit Spartan Challenge:
50 box step ups on 20 inch box
25 lying leg raises
25 tick-tocks with broom stick
50 kettlebell clean and press with 20lbs
25 wall ball with 12 lbs
3x10 seated leg press machine@130 (not hard, just a reminder to my legs)