Last week I was on vacation and had one of the most intense workout weeks for me in a long time. Even though I bailed on one of the long rides (went fishing with the kids and hit a bucket at the range instead), I had a lot of volume for me at this stage of my training. Due to the terrain most of it was at a high intensity. The word which best described how I felt was late last week was "shredded." Don't worry though, I was able to gain a few pounds while on vacation - Huh?
I kept thinking it was time for a vacation from vacation. Today I'm back at work and my body has seemed to start recovery after a 4m run on Saturday and a 35 minute or so open water swim on Sunday. Of course, I need to, this week, not listen to my body as it keeps saying "do more, do more, do more." Less is best now.
The Timberman taper begins. I won't make my weight goal before the race but it is time to feel like a rock star again. A fat, old, slow rock star but a rock star none the less.