I have no idea how it’s possible to have even LESS time during a step-back week, but that’s what happened.
It was the week before school and earlier in the summer, I decided to postpone every doctor appointment, dentist appointment, orthodontist appointment, trip for school clothes, haircut…..
You get the point….
There was a lot of running around being done and not, all that much, much resting.
I’m going to spare you the details since there was less volume this week, but “less” is very relative right about now.
Something I was both shocked and a little saddened to learn.
I was hoping for a week on the couch…kinnda….
I got a little over 10+ hours of work done and even had some ridiculous intervals thrown in to be sure my neuromuscular system didn’t develop a sudden case of rest-induced amnesia.
Between you and me, I’m not sure I ended the week feeling all that “rested”….
Maybe rested is the wrong word because, come to think of it, I DID actually feel a bit more rested by weeks end.
What I really wanted, was to feel refreshed and rejuvenated….
I wanted to feel energetic like I did back in May, before my training volume and the outdoor temperature jumped to increasingly obnoxious levels….
I wanted to feel like I could clip in and speed through 90 miles at 20+ mph…
I wanted my legs to willingly climb the stairs, to the 1st floor of my house (oh why did we build on the water???), while carrying those 40 bags of groceries….
HA! No such luck!
Maybe, by Thanksgiving! 😉
Next week starts a 3 week, bike heavy block. Funny, there’s an awful lot of running in there too??!!!!
Yea, it looks a lil’ intimidating….
But then again, so is 140.6.
One day at a time….
Ride Happy, My Friends!