Monday, January 16, 2012

16 days ...

I haven't taken a rest day in 16 days.

It's not that I set out to do this, but rather, life necessitated it.

At first, I had to shift workouts around to fit my schedule. Then, J was out of town for a few days and single parenting drove me insane. An insane TMB needs some stress relief. And since we don't have any chocolate in the house, I ran. Or biked. So before I knew it, two weeks had past with no days off and I still had two more workouts on my training plan before the next rest day. Oops.


By the time my weekend sweat sessions rolled around, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Rest was on the horizon, but first, two big workouts stood before me.

1600 meters in the pool, my furthest swim yet and a 12 mile run, my longest since my double marathons in November.

I was apprehensive about both. And I crushed both.

1600 meters in 37:08. 1 mile. No stopping. Total confidence boost.
12 miles in 1:51:39. Proof that running fewer miles isn't killing my endurance or speed.

In the last 16 days, I swam 6600 meters, biked 133.07 miles and ran 62.32 miles.

But today I rest.

I've earned it.

My muscles know it.

And that's why I'm rocking compression tights all day.

15 comments:

Marlene said...

Enjoy that well-earned rest day!

Running Ricig said...

I'm rocking compression sleeves under my jeans at work. It's a good look.

Enjoy your rest day!

Jason said...

VERY VERY VERY impressive numbers. Great job and you have certainly earned that rest day.

Eat smart today so that tomorrow you hit that training again super strong and recovered.

AWESOME!

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

You rock.
That is all.

MCM Mama said...

Great job! Glad to see your running endurance still rocks. Please don't leave me too far behind at Blue Ridge LOL.

DEM said...

What a phenomenal streak T!!!! Great work and definitely enjoy the rest!

Zaneta said...

wow!! You are amazing!!! :) Enjoy your rest day!! You really earned it!! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Swimming for a mile at one time is insane! I can't even fathom doing that. No wonder 16 days didn't bother you. I can't imagine the amazing shape you are in.

Enjoy the well earned rest. I'm in compression socks at work today too. Tiring weekend.

Nicole said...

You definately earned that rest day!

Wym said...

I get what you are saying about single parenting insanity. I am alone most of the time and I HAVE to work out or I am a terrible mother. Way to go!!

Margie said...

Wow, what a streak! Do you attribute it to luck, genetics, or the fact that you're training for a tri that you've been able to log such impressive training without injury?

Michelle said...

Awesome! :)

Julie D. said...

pretty amazing, T!! nice job!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

Wow! Those are great workouts! Hope you're enjoying your rest day.

Char said...

Your muscles are going to thank you. Enjoy!