I did end up taking a few days off after the race, partly because I wanted too and partly because of my work schedule and switching to working overnights (it totally FUBAR'd my sleep schedule). So I had time to recover and I did alot more stretching during this time than I have before which should be a good thing. I also took off the time because I wanted to be ready to get back to s/b/r. I did not want it to be an "I have to get back to training", I wanted it to be an "I want to get back to training". I have already mapped out my HIM training plan, which started on Memorial Day, so basically I took a week off.
My HIM plan is coming off of BeginnerTriathlete.com once again. The Olympic plan did me well, so I stuck to what has been working. I designed the plan myself in a way, by putting in how many swims, runs and bike I wanted to do in a week and then entered in pace I can do and it spit out a plan for me. I wanted to do 2 swims, 3 bikes and 3 runs a week. I feel very confident in my swimming already and preferred to work on my bike and run more for this race and for the most part, I feel really good about this plan.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bike short Swim long Bike Med Swim Med REST Bike long Run Long
Run short Run Med
Now there is more to the plan than just swimming and riding, each day has a very precise workout that is broken down, I mean I am not just hopping on my bike and running, or jumping in the pool. I have moved my rest day from Sunday to Friday this plan so that I can get the long run in, The longest run of the plan is 15 miles, and there is no way I can do that before work.
Another thing I have decided is that I want to do as many of these workouts before work, so that means I have to get up early, which will be good for this Memphis heat. That is going to be trickier though, since no one else at my house has to be up at any certain time, which could also benefit me!
If I hit every workout on this plan, I will swim 36 mile, bike 1,100 miles and run 316 miles in the next three months!! Sounds crazy to me! I know with vacation and life in general, I will miss some workouts, but I will hit all of them I can.
In my mind, I am already training for my Ironman in 2013, and this is the next step. I want to do well at this HIM in Sept. I have to beat my Branson 70.3 time of 7:35, and after my last Olympic time, I know I can crush it.