Tuesday, August 11

Road to Recovery

Sunday rounded out the first training block in my 12-week build toward the RVM. I was happy with how I felt after monster session on the weekend but also thankful to wake up and see that my bike was at home come Monday morning, i.e., I didn’t have to run to work.


I begin my second phase of training with an easy/recovery week. I’ve scheduled nothing but light/steady running Tuesday – Friday, followed by a small track session on Saturday and a moderate cruise on Sunday. I could get very accustomed to this.

Truth be told, my back hasn’t completely settled down after jarring it two weeks ago and so I scheduled an appointed to see Janet this afternoon. She worked on my legs for a bit but spent most of the 45’ trying to get the right side of my back to loosen-up. My legs feel great, my back not so much.

As for the running, I was fortunate enough to be able to accompany Carter on his stroll home today. I don’t know whether it was due to the pedestrian pace, the massage, or the fact that I was coming off a recovery day, but my legs felt fantastic… it didn’t go unappreciated.

Happy trails.


Monday: day off (scheduled)

Tuesday: easy 46:16

1 comment:

Cliff said...

Hey Michael,

hope your back gets better. Good to hear about those strong legs :).