This week is a recovery week for me. Last week ended a three-week build where weekly hours were between 16-18.5. These aren’t the crazy high numbers that some others might toss around however they are solid hours that are really giving me a solid foundation as the 2011 racing season approaches. Recovery weeks are a time for me to soak up all the training that I have put my body through over the previous build phase. It’s a week that is not to be taken lightly. Instead of the eye of the tiger focus on hitting the workouts I think the focus needs to be directed towards eating extremely well and making sure you are sleeping AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. This means going to bed when you get home from work instead of watching tv or sitting and your computer until the wee hours. Alright, if you want to read a little from your paperback, magazine, iPad, or other e-reader I will give you that. Reading is a good exercise for your brain and one that is altogether avoided by way to many people…at least in my opinion. But then again you are reading this right now so you aren’t really the type of people who wouldn’t be reading anyways…so I dunno, if you know someone who doesn’t like to read tell them to buck up and get with the program. The written word is important. Just watch Californication, you get what I am saying then! Ha, understand my rant about literature by WATCHING a tv show. What a hypocrite I am!
Anyway, I don’t have too much time right now but I just had some thoughts rattling around my brain that were dying to get out. Like for instance how every time I go on my recovery week my masters swim classes focus turns to SPRINTING! Not that this is a horrible thing because it does allow for ample time for rest and recovery between sets, but when in the sets its HARD. Short and Hard..(one you stop laughing after that comment please keep reading) Its 25-100 yards of sprinting, I am actually quite decent at it. Well at least I don’t get lapped during these sets which is nice. But seriously without fail each time my recovery week starts so does sprinting at masters, not a bad thing at all..just a thing…and I find it funny and wanted to share.
Also! I was pleasantly surprised to get some love from KSWISS and Team HoneyMilk today on twitter. They gave my blog a shout out and am I am super pumped about that. I legitimately like the products that these guys sell. I really do think both of these guys are doing an amazing job building their brand and the triathlon world is benefitting from them doing so. I am really impressed with the integration between these companies and the people who use their products. It’s not just the pros that they are giving shout outs to but its the everyday champ like me. The AG’er who is busting it while working 40+ hours a week. I appreciate the heck out of that and I really give them KUDDOS. And on that note I want to give KSWISS and extra pat on the back by putting together this challenge for the Raelert brothers. I think that the Raelert brothers are both physical specimens who are truly outstanding at what they do. As a quick summary I will tell you all that KSWISS has ponied up the big $$ and told the Raelerts that if they can cross the finish line together at KONA 2011 they will be handsomely rewarded with a $1,000,000 payday. Now that is putting the $$ where KSWISS’s mouth is. KUDDOS TO YOU GUYS! And to the Raelerts I wish you the best in attempting to bring it home. Read the article from Lava magazine here!