OK! Rest time is over! Enough of the sitting around, time to be an athlete and get a hurt on again! Even though I am out of the pool for another week to let tattoo heal and 'resting' my ITB, its time to get moving!
I have been out for a few short runs, 5k at decent pace to start to ease back into things. I am going to try some longer stuff this week and then it is time for a fast ramp up for a marathon in early November. I am going to do it to see where I am at, NO, I am not racing it. Some people don't get what I mean when I am going to run it without racing.
As I have been building my run for IM I have made some big strides in speed. I ran a full(Boston, on someone else's bib) and had a good run without any training. This time I have been training but not specifically for the event so I want to determine where my fitness has brought me without crippling myself. Essentially I am going to treat it as a hard long run to see where I finish it, then I know what I need to do over the following months. I am hoping to finish it decently so that I can do a rounded program over the fall rather than have to d speed work the entire season. I do know whatever I am up to, my plan is to make it hurt!
I did all my IM training with very little hurt and gained some strength and made some changes. Now, I have to shirt gears a little and try to build more. My current plan barring having to spend all my time doing speed will be to combine run, swim and weights until Christmas. I want to build much more strength overall than where I currently am. I would ideally like to see if I can gain a few pounds of muscle mass heading into the winter. As spring comes around and I go into big training for an attempt at BQ I will need as much as I can have to start as it will be a punishing time of training. I am looking forward to seeing what this part of this adventure provides.
I hope that your weekend is amazing and that you are in the throws of a great off season cold beer! I think I might go enjoy myself!
Thank you for all your replies and comments over the year, I am putting each and every one of them in my Blurb book that I am preparing as a reminder of my IM Wisconsin adventure!