Friday, May 28, 2010

Housekeeping ...

It has been 12 days since my last race and I have done a total of 4 runs, 1 ride, and 0 swims.  As many of you probably remember this is all part of my plan to let the body recover before the next Half Ironman training begins on June 21st.

I was reading Jon's latest post at SwiCycloRun and he was talking about how his body is feeling all the hard hours of training he has been putting in and how he was ready for a taper.  It got me thinking because I was at the same point about 3 weeks ago when I decided to go on this self imposed lock down.  So how is it going you ask?  Just wonderful!  Really, really good.  My body is feeling incredible and I am actually itching to get back at it.  I have put on about 10 lbs (161 lbs this morning) and my dress pants are actually fitting again.  All of you Endurance Vets out there that advised me to rest up were spot on -- thanks to you all for the excellent advice!

Happenings this weekend:

  • Big Daddy Diesel is doing an AquaBike tomorrow morning, stop by his blog and wish him luck!
  • MissZippy is hosting an awesome give-away for a Somnio Running Jacket.  Go over and register for a chance to win this cool looking gear.
  • Jason at Tri-Tech is doing his 2nd Sprint of the year and could use the positive race vibes sent his way!
  • My wife Annie and I are running a 5K on Saturday morning.  She is going to crush it!
  • This will be the first running race ever for our friends Elizabeth and Jim so best of luck to them!
I have a couple of fun Product Reviews and Give-aways coming up so check back often.  One of the Give-aways crack me up every time I look at it and the other isn't here yet but will be very cool.

Thanks for Reading and I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend. 

And when you are out on Monday enjoying the day off of work take a moment and remember the brave men and women of our armed forces  that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their Country.



  1. I'm glad that the recovery period is working out well for you. Good luck and have fun in the 5k this weekend!

  2. I love your blog Jeff! I am glad that I have found it! I hope you have a great holiday weekend and I will remember my fellow vets!

  3. Good luck in the 5K and tell your wife I think Hal Higdon is a hero too. I wish he was my best friend!

  4. Good luck Jeff! You are rested and ready to kick some butt! I hope that you and Annie have a great weekend!

  5. Sounds like you are just in a great place right now! :)

    Good luck in the 5k tomorrow!

  6. Congrats on getting some good recover in. It will will once you start the HIM plan again in June. Also thanks for the good vibes for my race this weekend! One question when you are running now do you watch your heart rate or do anything specific or just go out and run to run now. I saw your track work so besides that.
    Enjoy the 5k!

  7. Right on! Enjoy your recovery!

  8. Amazing what only 2 days of rest can do for your body. I can only imagine your body is going to be 100% healed after this long rest period.

    Uh, I guess keep up the good work with putting on weight?!?!? haha!

  9. I love this recovery thing. The problem is...I could get used to it;)

  10. Hope the 5k is good! and rest is good, that is for sure - you will come back stronger!

  11. Have a great 5K. I've injured my knee, so I'm staying in the pool at the moment. Gonna get an appointment with the physio on Monday. Anyway, have a good holiday weekend. We up here in Canada had our long weekend last weekend :)

  12. Wow, it took a while for the meat headedness to subside.

  13. I am way behind on my reading, need to get caught up

    rest is good, am I the only triathlete that loves taper and recovery week?