03.18.10 — Easy Like Sunday Morning

Type: Recovery Ride
Distance: 21.19 miles
Time: 60:26
TSS: 52.6
Average Watts: 159 watts
Average Heart Rate: 138 bpm
Total Work: 577 kJ

You know, there is something therapeutic about a recovery ride. I woke up this morning and the legs felt alright, but I knew it would be a struggle to push hard watts. The fatigue of the last three days caught up to me. I was scheduled for a recovery ride, and man I took the opportunity to just spin this morning. These weeks with high intensity designed to overload your muscles sure are tiring.

It was a really boring ride. The benefit of a ride like this morning is you build up your endurance base. Rest and recovery is a very important component of any workout program, and it is especially in triathlon. I have a long run scheduled for Saturday, and I need to be recovered somewhat by then. If the weather holds this afternoon, I am going to go out and bike an easy 20 miles. I still have a long swim scheduled for tonight. If I play my cards right, I could go into the weekend with a TSS of 850 by the end of day Friday. That means I may be able to hit my goal of a TSS of 1,100 for the week. Here is how this morning played out:

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...