This week was 17 "miles" of pool-running -- training log is here.
Race recovery week 2 (Electric Boogaloo). Basically I short sold my recovery after Chicago, and now I have to complete the transaction. With compounded interest. (and yes, I mangled the metaphor).
The order from my coach was to keep things in the pool for a while, and so that's what I'm doing, as an investment in my spring cycle. I started back with belted pool-running and very gentle yoga for the first week, plus some swimming at the end. This coming week, I'm moving back to beltless pool-running plus more intense yoga classes and maybe some strenthwork at the gym.
Then maybe I'll start back up with some easy running next week, depending on how I feel. Maybe. I'm starting to miss running, and I'll unquestionably miss it more next week. On the other hand I still feel fried, both in my legs and overall, and I want to err on the side of more rest rather than less. A bit of fitness loss now will actually do me good down the road.
Monday: Fly back to east coast in the morning; 4 "miles" pool-running with the belt in the evening (just gently waving my legs in the water and chatting - no real effort here)
Tuesday: Very gentle yoga in the morning; 3 "miles" pool-running with the belt on the evening, plus foam rolling.
Wednesday: Very gentle yoga in the morning; foam rolling at night.
Thursday: 5 "miles" of pool-running with the belt in the morning. Foam rolling at night
Friday: Easy yoga and 6 "miles" of pool-running with the belt in the morning. Foam rolling at night.
Saturday: 1000 yards swimming plus yoga in the morning. Foam rolling in the afternoon.
Sunday: 8 "miles" of pool-running plus 1000 yards swimming and some injury prevention work at the gym. Foam rolling at night.