Usually it takes an age to recover from an IM-distance race, so mediocre perfomances would be acceptable. However, in my case I won't accept that. There was one big difference between the "show-up and take-part" and the train and race approaches to an IM race. Because I hadn't trained for it, I wasn't capable of pushing my body hard enough to really need a long recovery. The worst injury I had were two whopping blisters!
So, this week the training started. I've done a 2000m pool session on Tuesday; Thursday a 1.2-mile open water swim at White Pond, and today did a 70-mile relatively hard ride out from White Plains up Route-22 to Brewster; from there it was Route-6 to Route-202 and then hammer it as best as I could down Route-100 back to White Plains. I really started to struggle after 50-miles. While I could up up to 22-23MPh on the flat parts of R100, I struggled to hold it, and was definitely tired on the hills towards the end.
Still, it is a start!
Todays ride on MotionBased