Born down in St. Vincents Hospital in the Village, the NYC Ironman will bring me to the Finish Line on the West Side exactly to the day 44 years later. 24 Weeks of highly scheduled training. Hoping the Race is only about 12 hours, but Running the good 44 years is of-course the Real Race
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Nothing like a Recovery Week to boost the confidence and make you feel strong and fit. Recovery week's built into the training plan not only throw the body a bone towards healing, but also enable one to feel strong and confident. It is very healthy for the mind and soul to not only take a break but enjoy the benefits of all the fitness for a week and REALLY ENJOY the Bikes, Runs, and Swims. Granted breaks are relevant to where you are in a training plan and fitness level, but for me it was only a 50 Mile Ride on Saturday that was part of 10 Hours of Swim, Bike, Run training this week which included a total of only 19.2 Miles of Running. However plans are realized soon enough on Sunday night that it is only a respite and time to take the break in stride and get ready for some Hardcore training weeks to come. Before our Motorcycle Ride Sunday night, had time for Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) with my Dog. It was whitecapping a little and was having too much fun to stop, and seems to be the reason I'm actually a bit sore as Sunday fades away. (I have a personal embargo on Kitesurfing & Windsurfing till after the NYC Ironman, but I just couldn't resist a little SUPing to end the week)