Completely forgot to do my June training totals, so here's June and July.
Swim: 9h 28m - 28,870 Yd
Bike: 29h 6m 36s - 416.9 Mi
Run: 17h 2m 24s - 88.93 Mi
Of course, June includes IMCDA, a century ride, and some other long stuff. My numbers look pretty solid, but something to keep in mind is that I pretty much took a week+ off.
Swim: 12h 40m - 35870.52 Yd
Bike: 15h 30m 52s - 212.08 Mi
Run: 5h 14m 27s - 22.73 Mi
Not too bad, considering I was still wiped out for weeks after IMCDA and with my broken toe, I couldn't run until last week. So really, the run total was done in a week and day (with maybe some walking in there too).
For grins, I ran my training chart for April - July.
What's interesting is that June had my highest run volume, and that June and April bike distances were pretty much equal. And I'm swimming a bunch, even in "recovery".
Recovery is going ok-ish. I was sore for 2 days after my race, then I was ok. But the fatigue was crushing at times - I was needing a daily nap for a week. Two weeks post-race I tried swim practice and that was a HUGE mistake which made me feel even more tired that during my peak weeks of training. Four weeks out I was swimming and doing some easy bike rides. I tried to do my usual local hill route with my club and my heart rate was easily 10-15 bpm than it was during taper and I was dying. Not a good impression to make on my club "I've never done a triathlon" newbies. They kicked my ass and here I am with the Mdot tattoo on my leg and a 2-time IM finisher. Fatigue and recovery are strange things. I don't remember being this deeply fatigued after IMTX, but I pushed much harder for IMCDA and so it makes sense that the recovery is longer and deeper than before.
My toe is ok-ish too. I started running a full month post race and fracture. It feels ok when I run and is a bit sore afterwards. I think/hope it is just tendons and ligaments getting used to movement. This week is better than last week in terms of it being sore, so I think that's a good sign.
This month is about getting used to moving again. I've had 2-a-day workouts twice this week, and my body and mind are like ugh, this again? Well, yes, this again. Because I've got a 70.3 in approximately 13 weeks. And Ragnar in a little over a month.
I realized that with IM Boulder next month (what's the official abbreviation for this? I've seen BIM), my entire race season is the Boulder Tri Series. I won't have time during May-June-July for any other races. And if this year's recovery is any indication, I won't be up for racing in August or Sept. That kinda sucks. So I may be planning a fun vacation for late August as a distraction. Perhaps coastal Alaska - we shall see.