Only 16 more weeks to go until Ironman Coeur d’Alene! Time to get serious now. This is where many training plans start, so I guess this where I enter my build phase. Probably a good segway here with a couple easy weeks after a pretty solid base phase. Full speed ahead!
This week started out a little slow, but things are calming down on the home front. My dog, Yuki, had a pretty good and is acting like his typical self again. I imagine that is mostly due to the Prednisone he is on now. We have transitioned him to a whole food diet that is more on the alkaline side in order to “starve” the cancer cells. We have read about a few cases(here and here) where dogs being fed this way have outlived there life expectancy. Not sure if that is what did it or not, but he loves his dinners now and it can’t hurt. We are also pumping him up with some other vitamin supplements that help combat cancer cells too.
My HRV was in a bad place early on in the week, which you can see by the orange dots. I have been also letting this guide my training, so I either did a light workout on those days, or just took a rest day altogether. We were supposed to be on vacation this week anyway, so I had no problem doing so. Things did pick up by the weekend and the dots started moving into the right side quadrants and green.
A bit sparse?
Sunday ended up being a pretty nice day out, so I got out for a good walk with my wife and our dog Yuki. I ended up counting this towards my long run as a recovery run. I did push a little harder on my actual run though to get some more speed work. I definitely felt it on Monday morning as my legs were much more more sore than usual.
I appear to be well rested though and now the blue & pink are moving upward again.