Monday, December 7, 2009

One month post Ironman and the Sunday Report

I can't believe it has been a month since Ironman! I guess that is one thing you can always count on - time passing.

My post-Ironman glow has not yet faded and I am happy to report that my fortune (see the acutal fortune in my blog header) still rings true for me. "In dreams and in life, nothing is impossible." It is such a great reminder when things get tough, especially after a long run that felt harder than it should have, for example. I don't think I could even think about attempting an Ultra if I didn't believe it to be true though ...

The weeks post-Ironman have been spent in recovery and slowly ramping up my running mileage, along with visits to the PT office.

Sunday Report[s] -- I really missed riding this week!

Mileage for Week Ending 12/06/09
Swim: 2000 yards in 0:55 [1 workout]
Bike: 0 miles in 0:00
Run: 48.5 miles in 7:35 [4 workouts]
Foam Roller and PT: 1:00
Total Time: 9:30

Mileage for Week Ending 11/29/09
Swim: 2500 yards in 0:55 [1 workout]
Bike: 40 miles in 2:30[5 workout]
Run: 34 miles in 5:20 [4 workouts]
Other: Hot Yoga in 1:30 [1 workout]
Total Time: 10:15


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good that your recovery is going well.

I love your quote, one of my favorites is "Your fears and dreams must eventually collide"

Good luck on the Ultra training

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Hi Annie,

First off, congrats Ironman! A wonderful accomplishment!

I saw your post on BT asking about recovery time for a 50 mile trail run and thought I might be able to help with the answer.

I just completed a 50k trail run on Saturday at Huntsville TX and it was an absolute blast! The scenery was beautiful and the trail running commnity is some of the nicest people you will ever meet. As for the Recovery, today is Wednesday and I am still pretty sore. The day after I had muscles aching in my legs that I didn't even know existed and my feet were pretty beat up. I made it for about 10 minutes on the trainer last night and had to stop because of the soreness!

From asking the other Trail runners this is pretty common for us "first time trail runners" since we are not used to the trails. And during the run I had a minor slip on a root that messed up my IT band pretty bad so this could have led to a lot of the discomfort I am experiencing now!

Now 50 miles is a lot longer than 50k (31 miles) so I might be completely off base! My only advice would be to get some training in on the trails and on race day start off at a nice easy pace.

Now with all that being said about the pain and recovery I will do this race again next year because it was that cool!

Good Luck!


Ryan Oilar said...

Hot Yoga...right on!!! I can barely touch my knee caps