My Training And Recovery The Week After Spartan Ultra Beast 2012
I’m still assessing damage after the Saturday’s race, but it does not look too bad. No injuries that I can feel yet. Definitely sore all over. Lots of bruises. Lots of scrapes. Aloe vera, here I come.
Here’s the plan for this week…
Race day. 11 hours and 32 minutes of miserable fun.
OFF day. driving back to Toronto. It was literally harder and harder getting out of the car at every rest stop, as my muscles were stiffening up. A long driving day is not fun after a long race. We stopped at Mike’s again, and took his dogs for a walk. That definitely helped.
active recovery. 1.3 mile run on a treadmill followed by a five minute foam rolling session did wonders. The difference was absolutely mind blowing. I am also teaching four yoga classes today. Should definitely help with loosening things up. Nice progression too – hatha yoga at lunch time, and then reduced heat yoga, followed by two hot yoga classes. fingers crossed, I should feel pretty limber by the time the day is over.
If all goes well, first day back at the gym – weights. New exercise phase this week with Precision Nutrition, which is actually a really good thing, as I can take it easy, getting used to the exercises, rather than having to push hard.
Weights – getting familiar with the second set of exercises for Precision Nutrition (as we usually cycle between two).
Hopefully somewhat back to normal. Intervals.