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alright Hill Strides 4 mi

Plan said 10x20 sec strides up a 5%-7% hill . I drove down the coast and parked at a nice hill on the 101 right before Carlsbad State Park . 1.5 mile WU and 1 mile cool down - well I walked some of that and downhill after each repeat . I stopped at 7 - My back is sore - has been for a while but last night .... well , after yesterdays WOs it was bad .
I am about to have a bitch session here ..... I am not even 2 weeks out after finishing a really tough 70.3 . My coach said 2 weeks of recovery after - does this look like recovery to you - I ask ? Tomorrow it will be 2 weeks - You guys know how motivated I am to train hard - but I feel like she is training / pushing me to injury - this coach of mine - shit sauce - I dont know what I am going to do ...... I miss yoga BTW :-)

  • Jeff M.
    Jeff M.

    oh man that hill sucks,

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Flat Lori
    Flat Lori You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    BEAST!!!! you know your body, do what feels right!

    about 2 years ago

  • Michelle H.
    Michelle H.

    Amazing hill work Leah xx

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brianna
    Brianna

    I just remembered that I saw a group of women skipping a couple weeks ago! I thought of you!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • L C

    Wow that's a new kinda of sauce! Your coach most likely sees great stuff in you.......but you have taken charge before and always seems to know whats right!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    nice 4 miler Leah!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Marina
    Marina

    Um. No. It doesn't resemble anything close to "recovery", lmao. You are a warrior for following your coach's instructions, I will admit. You have the guts to do it, but I think you are right - your body *needs* a rest. Recovery is *just* as important in training - it is PART of training. You recoup your efforts to make you stronger! My advice? Take coach with a grain of salt, and rest when you need to. Only YOU know what you need to take care of yourself! xoxo

    about 2 years ago Like4 people

  • 26x25
    26x25

    Nice WO Leah. Do have a good long chat with your coach. Crossed wires may need to be uncrossed :-)

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Marina
    Marina

    http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sampleworkouts/a/RestandRecovery.htm

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah

    Thanks all !! Marina - i love you girl ..... I have an appointment with a chiro at 10:30 - I dont think I will go to masters swim at noon - tomorrow ....... I am supposed to be 4 hours on the bike and a 40 min run off the bike ...... thats 2 weeks to the day since a Half IronMan

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve
    Steve

    This type of "recovery" is conceptually strange to me. I think you should do some yoga.

    about 2 years ago Like4 people

  • Ruth B
    Ruth B

    I agree with Steve.

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Marina
    Marina

    *Gentle* yoga. Nothing strenuous!

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Tennille W.
    Tennille W.

    Your recovery weeks are stronger than 95 % of everyone elses daily efforts, you need a break!

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Rachel
    Rachel

    Ah, yoga...
    Is your coach giving you time constraints on getting these workouts done?? :)
    Just in the couple days I have been "friends" with you on FB, I have wondered if you're a full-time pro athlete! Are you, btw?
    I'm using you, you know - if Leah's doing such and such today, I can at least get in what I have planned! lol

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brent P. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Your coach is a meat-grinding moron. She is a cookie-cutter - 1 program fits all. Just because this got her to Kona - doesn't mean it's good for you. Ace her.

    about 2 years ago

  • Victoria F.
    Victoria F.

    Maybe just talk to your coach and tell how you are feeling and see if she can work with you and how your body is reacting to all that hard training. I hope you get to feeling better and I think maybe some actually sit on your butt rest might do you some good!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jeff L.

    Wow Brent. I agree that the Coach needs to listen as much as coach. They need to hear what's working and what's not and show some flexibility. I'd say, evaluate the coach's philosophy on this before acing, but keep that as an option if you don't like what you hear.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Karen A.

    You have a lot of advice here that sounds good. All I'm going to say is listen to your body. You know it better than ANY plan or coach does.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kees S.
    Kees S.

    You need to have this out with your coach Leah and I think you need a holiday. Listen to your body, not your coach!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    It does NOT sound like recovery. Most coaches say to take 3 days to 1 week of near total rest after a major event like a marathon or IM. After hurting a knee coming back too quick after a marathon, and then reading this, I'm taking the 1 week principle to heart. http://www.dailymile.com/blog/coach/breaking-down-the-rest-week-the-difference-between-getting-better-or-getting-injured-down-the-road

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    You took 1 rest day, and logged 183 miles the next week! Inspiring performance by you, but insane scheduling by coach! We well know how motivated you are and you are the hardest worker ever, but a body has it's limits, and a coach that's not in touch with sound recovery principles will get you hurt eventually! She brought you to the brink of exhaustion before, and you wisely backed off for a day or so. You’re on the edge again, and you know it, so do what you need to do to stay healthy, my friend.

    about 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Leah

    Thanks guys so so much - Oh Vern - you are so right - I just came from the chiro - very very painful adjustment - some really hard to hear news from him .

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Marina
    Marina Get Better
    Get Better:

    Oh, I'm so sorry my friend. It is hard to hear not-so-good news, but do you think this is a sign that you indeed need some *real* recovery time? As in, sleep, fuel, feet up?

    about 2 years ago

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    I hate to hear of painful adjustments, Leah, and hope the therapy plus some strategic rest helps you feel better quickly. Channeling healing vibrations and sending big nurturing hugs your way! :)

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Marina
    Marina

    Yeah, me too - hugs coming your way, doll. xo

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Dale T. Get Better
    Get Better:

    Hope you feel better quickly friend!

    about 2 years ago

  • Leah

    awww thanks all and ....... you two - I Love my yoga brother and sister .

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    We love our Leah too! :)

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan H.

    Hope some rest and recovery time will help you heal quick Leah :).

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lynn G.
    Lynn G.

    Awesome job!!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Andy F.

    Nice hill strides! I hope your back feels better!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel S.

    Listen to your body. You know it better than the coach.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Rose

    Sounds like very hard work and not recovery to me! I know that big hill...somehow my runs always turn around before I get there. : )

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chris B.
    Chris B.

    Fabuolos work,Leah......Awesome 4 miler!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gil
    Gil

    Damn girl ur big time hard core:)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leo D.
    Leo D.

    Love hills! I'm so lucky to have hills where I live. My favorite is 100 meters at 10%, with 1/4 mile flat recover, 100 meters at 14% with 1/2 mile flat recover, and 100 meters at 10% + 100 meters at 20% followed by an easy 1.5 mile at 5%. Don't do this with anything in your stomach though or its coming back up.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve S.
    Steve S.

    Um. Ouch.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Suzy H.
    Suzy H.

    You are the hardest worker and the toughest chick in the universe I SWEAR.

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • John D.
    John D.

    Roasting stretching finds a peaceful place resting the mind leads the body to the right place...

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y Good Luck
    Good Luck:

    You already know the answer Leah :) That's why this is such a good question! Your coach appears to be locked in the dark ages of "VOLUME"!!! Now a week of Yoga, THAT sounds like recovery!!!

    about 2 years ago

  • Honey Boo Boo
    Honey Boo Boo

    Namaste muthafucker. That's my answer.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Rina M.

    Hey! WTF! I might sound selfish here, but I don't want to have to not see your posts on here due to a bad injury due to overstressing your body. You're your own boss Leah. You decide what is worth gaining or losing. LOL :+)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah

    Rina - so right sister ...... Thanks :-)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Azaka R.
    Azaka R.

    Great hill workout. Hope that back feels better soon.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person