Week #12 Ironman Training

Week #12 Ironman Training
March 24, 2014 Jess

This week was all about recovery from the half marathon I ran last Sunday.  On Monday morning all the usual suspects were stiff and sore: hip flexors, glutes, quads and hamstrings.  Lucky for me I have the best job in the world for a recovering athlete – I teach hot, steamy yoga and Monday afternoon I received a massage which helped my recovery tremendously.  By Tuesday morning most of my soreness was gone.  I started taking MAP this week which I also believe helped everything move along quicker and by the end of the week I was feeling back to normal.  I was ready to train again although my triathlon training was about to be put on hold.

On Saturday I started an 8-day yoga immersion training with Live, Love, Teach as the first stop in earning my 500-hr RYT designation.  I’ve been teaching yoga just over a year and I am ready to absorb more.  Its been a big year….let me rephrase that, it’s been a HUGE year of evolution for me and I now feel ready to absorb more as I have let so much that didn’t serve me fall away.  I now have more room for growth and I hope to take my teaching to a higher level. Through the work I have done already in this training I have tuned more into my transformation as a yogi and this is allowing me to teach from a deeper place of love.  There is no doubt in my mind that I am exactly where I am supposed to be this week and  I am so very grateful for this opportunity.  Even though I am letting go of my triathlon training I am staying strong with several hours of yoga each day and fine tuning something far more powerful than my swim, bike and run muscles.

Week #12 Recap

Monday
1500 yd swim
Tuesday
30 min recovery ride
Wednesday
1600 yd swim
60 min heated vinyasa
20 min recovery run
Thursday
45 min z2 bike

 

Friday
1600 yd swim
20 min recovery run
Saturday
yoga training
Sunday
yoga training

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