I've had a week to reflect a bit more on my race at Cedar Point. It's funny, because I was thinking of it as a benchmark for Cozumel. As it turns out, a 70.3 race is a pretty big event in and of itself. Thus, it's not as if I can just continue training. Rather, I have to recover and then rebuild for the next big goal . . . which is only ten weeks away!
I took three days off this week--Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday--before I started training lightly again on Thursday. I ran that day, then swam on Friday, and then rode today. I'm riding again tomorrow since I have a hilly century--the Six Gap Century--next weekend. I'm looking forward to that.
Today was the first day that I felt a bit recovered. My ride felt about like it would have felt if I hadn't raced. That's good! Now, I can start looking ahead to what's next.
At our house, we cut off our race bracelets when we are done with one race and on to training for the next. I cut mine off on Thursday. I'm eager to move ahead, but I will probably continue to eat pizza, burritos, and candy for another couple of weeks before I commit totally (i.e. nutritionally) to Cozumel.
The fella who finished second in my age group posted his race report on Slowtwitch. I enjoyed the part where he called me a "freight train." :-)
I've also read other good race reports from some of my wife's teammates, like here and here, and best of all, my wife's race report here.
Not having spent a lot of time on the road or in the pool, I don't have anything deep to say. This week has been all about catching up on work and sleep. I'm excited to move on to the next block of training.