Nothing better than a post-race week leading into a taper week. Nice and easy. Of course, this means that things are gonna hurt in a few weeks when I’m back to normal training.
Monday was a designated rest day after my crazy race. I was supposed to sleep 8-9 hours Sunday night and Monday night. Succeeded on Sunday, not so much on Monday. Whoops.
Tuesday, I went to see Book of Mormon and it was PHENOMENAL. I mean, if you like that sort of thing. I was not scandalized at all, but I was a little shocked by all the super old people in the audience. Way to be open minded, super old people!
Wednesday I was supposed to train. I did not. Liz and I went to the baseball game instead. And it was awesome. Yay baseball!
Thursday, I took the day off work because I wanted to sleep in and had to go to the dentist. No, seriously. And that’s what I told my boss. Conveniently, all the extra hours I’ve been putting in are working in my favor because her reaction was “Of course!” So today, I did yesterday’s easy bike workout (45 minutes on the trainer), then went to the dentist (no cavities!), then to the final Team Fight pool swim before Iron Girl.
Friday was a rest day and I definitely rested. It was a long week.
Saturday, I went for an easy 8 mile run. I intentionally paid no attention to pace, and went out later than planned so it was a bit warm. The final pace was not pretty, but it was good to just go out and run.
Sunday was the final group ride of the Iron Girl course. I was excited to get out there and do a final preview of the course, and since there were well over 100 riders, I was glad to be able to help out some of the newbies and teach people how to use their gears on the hills. I like this race because there are so many beginners. It does get frustrating when people aren’t aware of the rules, but I just have to let that go. (But seriously, people, learn the rules.)