Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Four in Fourteen Days

On the weekend after next, there is another triathlon: an indoor smackdown with the nefarious Jim G, my dreaded arch-rival, on his home turf: his YMCA in Wildwood.

That leaves this coming weekend for rest and recovery.

Tonight, I decided to recover by doing yet another indoor tri. At the West County Y. Jim G has declined my entreaties to participate. This is pretty crazy since I don't feel good from last weekend yet. But my fans spur me on.

This will be 4 triathlons in the span of 3 weekends. Rock n roll, baby.


ps. My YMCA doesn't host triathlons (yet). That would be pretty awesome. I call the cardio room "my 2nd home" and "the Theatre of Pain". To race in there would be fantastic.

pps. It will actually be 15 days but I like the title for the post.


Anonymous said...

I am a fan, but slow it down, Brother! Your body needs rest in order to get stronger..

Listen to The Man: Hal Higdon (my training God)

"Rest days are as vital as training days. They give your muscles time to recover so you can run again. Actually, your muscles will build in strength as you rest. Without recovery days, you will not improve."

Good luck on all your tri's!

CaptainCanuck said...

hey Amie,

Thanks for the support, eh!?

True enough, we grow when we rest, but these aren't very long events. e.g. the run today was 3 miles and the event took an hour.

IMHO, rest is like hydration: both are important but way overstated in our society. I think they are more important in long endurance events like the half-marathon and beyond