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Subject: Recovery week after HIM
What do you guys normally do after a HIM with an IM ~2 months to go? Last year I took 2-3 days off. I kept a lot of volume (14-16 hours if I remember right) but I did no intervals the week after (just a lot of steady Z2 stuff). This year...I can hardly do anything. I just did a 13 miles run (1:45) and I had plans to do 2:15 but I just got exhausted. It mostly hit me when the sun came out at mile 8. A little surprised my HIM hit me so hard. This week I took 1 day off and kept it really light the other days. I was hoping to take 2 days off work after the HIM but I ended up driving back 8.5 hour by myself after my race and only taking one day off since I didn't want to fall too behind at work. I know that really screwed up my recovery. Next week I plan to get back into the grove but sort of mad at myself for slacking so much this week. I know I need an easy-ish week after a race but it's hard to tell what's easy and what's too easy.


2014-07-26 10:43 PM
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It usually takes me 2-3 weeks before my regular workouts feel "normal." Go easy and don't be too hard on yourself if you have to cut your swim/bike/run short. Particularly the run.
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