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All Zeros, and I Aient Talking About Shoes

VACATION.

Garfield-VacationTime

Swim – 0:00:00 – 0m
Bike – 0:00:00 – 0km
Run – 0:00:00 – 0km

Total – 0:00:00 – 0km

I know post race weeks are supposed to be about ‘active recovery’ but hagin’ in San Francisco with my family after the race was just to awesome to break up with a run.

That’s right, I swam across the San Francisco bay and lived to tell about it.

Actually, it wasn’t all that difficult. As much as the cold water temperature, potential wildlife, and strong currents are hyped up, it was an enjoyable swim. I even took the chance to turn on my back and take 30 seconds to admire the situation I was in.

Wow, enough about the race. That is what race reports are for.

Speaking of holding on, I reckon I owe you all a couple of overdue posts including Airdrie Sprint Race Report and Drivers v Cyclists. Can’t wait? Neither can I.

So after a full week off, I am ready to get back at it. My performance in Alcatraz gave me the confidence that the CTS Half Ironman plan will get me where I want to go come July 27 at Ironman 70.3 Calgary.

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It is no secret that I dig New Balance shoes, specifically the Minimus Road Zero; they feel like little rocket ships on my feet. After 1490km I have literally run the soles off leaving me with nothing but a search for a new pair.

New Balance changed the design, naming it the Road 10V2. I tired them on and wasn’t overly impressed, though they didn’t have the width I was looking for.

That’s right ladies, big feet…….

I felt I couldn’t cheat on the model that has taken me so far over just shy of 1500km, so I ordered the V2. I just got my first run in this morning, but I will hold on to judgment until I have some more significant km’s under them.

Oh, another post to add to the list.

Question: Do you take full week (or days) off after a race?

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4 responses

  1. Last week was a post race week for me, too. I had an easy 30 min spin the day after, then a week of easy recovery workouts. (Tuesday was my regular full rest day)

    June 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    • I reckon that is a good plan. Based on my workouts this week, I should have done something similar. Hope the race went good for you.

      June 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

  2. Not me, not now :). I just had a long training weekend in Lake Placid which included a half marathon on Sunday. I took Monday off, but Tuesday it was back at it. Ironman Syracuse 70.3 is next Sunday & that’s just another training day building up to Ironman Lake Placid on July 27th.

    June 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    • Wow, sounds like an exciting summer, looking forward to reading about it. I have heard great things about IMLP, good luck.

      June 19, 2014 at 8:58 am

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