Saturday, April 07, 2007

training round-up, week ending 04-07-07

now things get really interesting.

i have not felt well this past week.

i don't know why. and i can't explain how. but things just aren't feeling right.

i'm feeling sluggish. i'm having very low energy. i'm having trouble sleeping. i'm having digestive problems. and my legs (especially the quads) have become very sore--and not just superficially, but the deep-tissue soreness that i dread because in the past it has taken weeks to go away.

and i don't have weeks.

Ironman Arizona is 1 week away.

yeah, it's the last taper week, and so i'm supposed to be resting up. but that's not the issue. i wanted to be feeling fresh at this stage. but i'm not.

not quite cause for alarm, but i am concerned. enough that i'm trying to find a massage therapist who can work on short notice and help work out the soreness in time for me to recover for race day. and definitely enough that i'm laying off all physical activity this week--i'd rather try to optimize the chances of feeling fresh, as opposed to worrying about conditioning. the thought of going 140.6 miles on sore legs terrifies me. i can probably do it, but it would not be good.

i'm not quite sure as to what else i can do.

there's a lot of questions in my mind right now.

i'm feeling pretty sober.

sunday, april 1

rest day

monday, april 2


  • swim (technique), 1200 yards, aerobic conditioning (zone 2), mcdonald's swim stadium, start time 6am
  • weight training (chest, legs, abs), 90 minutes, lyons center, 6am
tuesday, april 3

rest day

wednesday, april 4

  • weight training (abs), 30 minutes, lyons center, start time 6am
thursday, april 5

  • stationary bike (maintenance), 50 minutes, lyons center, start time 6am
  • weight training (lower back), 15 minutes, immediately following
friday, april 6


  • weight training (chest, shoulders, abs), 60 minutes, lyons center, start time 6am
saturday, april 7


  • kung fu (active rest), casuda canyon park, start time 10:30 am

1 comment:

Trihardist said...

Good luck at IMAZ Jonathan!