Happy Hour

July 21, 2008

Rest? Recovery? Are you talking to me?

Filed under: Training — levyang @ 3:16 am

If there’s one thing multi-sport enthusiasts are accused of, is that they don’t appreciate the benefits of rest and recovery.  There’s always that nagging feeling that the gains reaped with those long, arduous workouts is easily lost if one were to rest.  Not me 🙂  I look forward to rest.  By now, you must have guessed that it’s recovery week for me.  There’s tons of literature detailing the benefits of rest for multi-sport athletes.  In fact, it can be just as important as a hard workout.  Allowing the body and muscles sufficient time to heal and recuperate is vital, especially for a demanding sport such as triathlon that puts a lot of strain on the joints, etc.  Recovery week is not all bed rest however 🙂  Earlier, I posted a typical week of training for Whiterock, the following is a glimpse of what a typical recovery week for Whiterock looks like:

Monday – Easy Swim/Core Training

Tuesday – Bike 30km; Run 5k moderate

Wednesday – Run 10 minutes medium, 10 minutes moderate, 10 minutes max

Thursday – Bike 60km hills; Easy swim

Friday – Run 12km; Swim speed

Saturday – Bike 30km

Sunday – Brick: 40km Bike 5km run at Zone 3

Aaahhhh, nothing like recovery week to kick back relax and have a good cold one.  

Cheers!  Drinks are on the house 🙂



  1. did i read “drinks” on you? 🙂

    after o3 we all deserve to get drunnnkkk

    Comment by marga — July 21, 2008 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  2. I might be going to White Rock to cheer up with some of the people I know. Kilala mo pala si Norman, I will be cheering for him.

    Comment by Taki — July 22, 2008 @ 9:01 am | Reply

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