RecoveredIt's been 2 weeks since Ironman, but it feels more like a month. I am a million miles away from triathlon right now. During peak training for Ironman I burned out pretty bad, and I made myself a promise that I'd take a break from triathlon after this race. That promise got me through the last couple of months of long rides and runs.
What's NextMaking good on my self-promise of something different led me to a local Crossfit gym. These guys promise variety, strength training, and short shorts.
|I need a ponytail and shorter shorts|
Day 1I went to a free session to check out the gym. "gym" Yeah, this was an open bay in a warehouse full of weights, racks, and other gym paraphernalia. It was 110° F during the workout, and we were sweating. The workout was 50 thrusters for time.
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If you needed to put the bar down you had to do 50 meters of lunges (in the sun) before catching your breath. Here's how it went:
- 11 thrusters (65 lbs for me), 50m lunges (in the damn sun), stand and try not to puke for a minute
- 11 thrusters, 50m lunges, stand there and try not to puke for a minute
- ...and so on until I finished... 25:31 later.
SickoThat was Friday afternoon. By Sunday I was still sore as HELL. It turns out I haven't been using my thruster muscles, so they are unaccustomed to all of the attention. To celebrate three days of DOMS I grilled some turkey burgers. Apparently I licked the raw meat before I put it on the grill, because I woke up Monday morning with a serious case of the pukies. Now I'm BACK to Ironman race weight, and I feel about as good as I did post race.
I haven't been back for Crossfit: Day 2 yet, but I'm hoping that's tomorrow. Here's wishing me luck on my second recovery in 2 weeks.