Sunday, March 25, 2012
Day 2 had a 60 mile bike ride, riding the full bike loop I felt a little better but still not 100%. Spent the previous night enjoying a spearmint epsom salt ice bath and my roller stick. I felt as though I was killing the course today, Eagle Mountain, the wall, and Veyo, this time with 20 mph headwinds, a ten degree temperature drop, and overcast skies! Keep in mind my TT Tri Bike is still in shipping and repair from Puerto Rico where it was scratched during shipping. I was able to build my confidence up and realize with my bike and fresh legs, that I can do this! Review of Day 2 of IM St. George training. I am listening to my body. I'm done. Time to recover and train smart for St George in 5 weeks. Today ended rising 53 miles, basically one loop of the course with 20mph head winds, 10 degree temp drop, and overcast skies in 3:40 averaging 17mph burning 5555 calories and taking the wall like a badass. It is no longer as scary a course as I first thought. On the run my left IT flared up and my body pleaded for me to stop, 7.75 miles after getting lost in Dixie State College campus in 1:14 and burned 967 calories.
Headed home tomorrow for a dry needling treatment and sports massage. Taking a few days of rest and recovery and then will be ready to start training and tapering for St. George. Take care everyone and train smart!