Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Hurts so Good
Returning from Europe i took some downtime to recover from the racing and travel in Whistler with a couple good friends. I was really tempted to hit the glacier for some skiing, but knew i would be in a sorry state if i did. This past winter, my first day back on the boards i went hard and skied the whole day only to wake up the next morning having to roll out of bed, literally cause my back had seized up.
So in whistler i had some good rest and resumed light training on the weekend. It felt fine and loose...but that was light training.
On tuesday this week i realized i had forgotten what real training felt like. Hard swim, hard run and it hurt so good. I was dropped hard by stevo and ap on the 2km intervals. I think i could hear the lactate sloshing around in my legs as i finished off the last one.
After the run i went down to ice in the ocean....turns out i had forgotten how that felt too. My legs ached from the water and i nearly tapped out.
It's ok though. Three weeks before the dance in Kelowna and its time to train hard up till then.
This morning i woke up pretty sore, but hopefully tomorrow i'll wake up a little less sore.