An inside look into life as a triathlete, my battle with obesity, and a constant struggle for life balance.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Rest Week in Da 'Ho
I know, the weekly recap is late again. Like a week late. But I was out of town for Memorial Day weekend (Who da ho? Idaho! That never gets old.) and then fell right into peak week upon our return. So you know, I've had tons of free time.
This was my last recovery week for IMCdA, prior to heading into peak week and then taper. It coincided nicely with a 5 day camping trip - our annual pilgrimage to the Lochsa River in the Bitterroot Mountains. It's a haul of a drive, but it's worth every hour in the car compared to what I gain in sanity. This year's forecast was for cold/rain and epic high water predictions. Combine that with $4/gallon gas prices, and the camp grounds were pretty bare. Which meant that I got extra quiet relaxation this year. As it turns out, the water levels were fantastic. And the sun made more than a brief guest appearance.
While the boys were out playing on the river, I was out trail running. The Bitterroots are not friendly. The trails go something like this - up up up up UP UP UP UP UUUUPPPP up up up, dooooooowwwwwwn. Over a week later, my calves and hamstrings are still trying to recover.
When I wasn't napping or running, I was cooking (dutch oven meals rule!) or eating. Overeating + rest week = ugh. But you can't camp and not have smores!
Swim - 1800 meters
Bike - 23.75 miles (hahaha, that is so weeny! especially after almost 200 last week.)