How to Beat Your Legs Up & Put Them Back together in 72 hours


This weekend was my Epic Weekend for Ironman Louisville triathlon training!  I was up in Wisconsin, putting more stress on my legs.  I pretty much was gone and working out from 6 AM to 7 PM on Saturday (and pooped thereafter!).  I got the opportunity to spend more time with my favorite training buddies from Wellfit & Chicago Tri Club, and on the scenic Ironman Wisconsin course.wiba wetsuits wellfit

How to beat up your legs and put them back together in 72 hours:

  1. Swim, bike & run. make sure you kick on the swim. Kick ass on the hills (all 112 miles of them), and push yourself on the run.
  2. Run again the next day. Tempo if you dare.
  3. Sit in the car for 3 hours after to get them nice and stiff!
  4. Drink Muscle Milk after all workouts, and get adequate recovery carbs. Tater tots, beer and scones are all a plus.
  5. Wear compression shorts to work on Monday, and compression socks for any TV watching.
  6. Ice bath like a queen, and rule the compression boots!

 

  • Tiina L

    This sounds like a solid plan to wreck your legs. And sounds like you killed it! Well done!

    • http://www.laurenruns.com/ Lauren @ Lauren Runs

      Thanks!

  • Mo

    Awesome job! Go get that Ironman!

    • http://www.laurenruns.com/ Lauren @ Lauren Runs

      I know! Kickin’ @ss and taking names!

  • Katie @ Live Half Full

    Maybe I can just join for the post run beer and tots? That’s something I am great at. :)

  • http://runningmyanti-drug.blogspot.com/ Kayla

    Sounds like an awesome weekend of training! :) Can’t believe its getting so close!