Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Monday, January 31, 2011
Week 15 Review
Just another recovery week, but this went horribly wrong.
The last time I screwed up on recovery week, I did so by completely neglecting to do any workouts. This round, it was the opposite. I got all my workouts in but one, this is acceptable however the intensity was waay more than it should have been. In my mind, going out for such a short workout wasn't worth my time so I made up for duration by increasing intentsity and speed. This has not ended well.
My IT Band has flared up. I'd rate it a good 2.5/10 with only a short walk away from becoming a full blown 5/10. It's on edge, very tight and very noticable just walking. I'm tending to it but now I have to get my head straight. I have to throttle waaaay back to stop this from getting out of control. It's harder for me to slow down, than it is to speed up. I'm not wired to slow down when I feel pain, that's my queue to push harder and faster.
Swimming helps I think, I'll give that a try. I just dont know what to do with my upcoming week. If I screw up my routine now, I may never get back to it. It's so hard to get going again once I mess with it. Especially with the cold and dark and a snow storm coming mid-week. I'm worried. Maybe I'll have Mr.s LoTC tie me to the bed to avoid any workouts though. Otherwise I'm gonna run myself to death.
WEEK 15 TOTAL (Set 4, Week 4 - Base Build, Recovery Week)