My week ( ok, i'll be honest, it was a super-size-me week and a few days...) off of training after Ironman Switzerland is over, and it's time to start building for the rest of the season.
I wasn't sure how my body would feel after my first 140.6. Would I be sore for a week like after my first 26.2? Would the road rash and bruises from my 45+ mpH crash slow me down physically, or even mentally? Would the satisfaction of completing an Ironman dampen my desire to continue to train?
Not a chance!
I feel great. Surprisingly great. In fact, I caught myself saying aloud yesterday morning that I could do another Ironman this weekend.
And that left me thinking that my body has more to give than I've been allowing it to give. There must be limits that I haven't come close to reaching... There must be more of me that could have been left on the course in Zurich (heh, I gave it a hefty chunk of skin, what else did it want!!!??)...
Ironman Switzerland proved to me that I have the endurance to go the distance. But my short recovery time suggests to me I need to kick it up a notch.
So as I shift my focus to Ironman Wisconsin, I will begin to train with a little more intensity. Get my heartrate up faster for longer... Stop the session when the work is done, not when I feel like I've had enough... Harder... Faster... Stronger...
The day after Ironman Switzerland I walked for hours touring the Swiss countryside, even climbing a 30 story wall in the process. The day after Wisconsin, I want to be so tapped I can barely make breakfast.
The endurance is there... Now it's time for intensity...
Thanks for joining me for My Daily Spin.