So luckily I didn't have to puke (and consequently rally) after last weekend but I feel as though the expression is appropriate to the event. Peaking to vomit status (racing) then recovering (rally) is a tough thing to do; this week being no exception. My recovery followed a similar patter to my post-race week in New Orleans. I felt pretty tight for 2 days, then 3 days out I felt exponentially better and on the 4th day I was ready to get back into it again. I still feel a little fatigue in my legs (specifically my quads) but I attribute that to a much tougher bike ride this time. I was disappointed with the amount I biked and swam this week, but fortunately that's merely due to timing issues as opposed to inability or the lack of desire.
Swim: 6850 yds
Bike: 125 miles
Run: 29 miles
I'm going to start increasing my running to try and stay consistently in the 30-35 miles a week range as a 1:37 half marathon isn't going to cut it from now on; I can do better than that. I'm hoping I can manage to keep everything else the same (150-175 miles on the bike, 7-8000 yds+ in the pool) and increase the running (it's only an extra hour to hour and a half per week, which sounds manageable) to eventually drop my times in the 1:2x range in a half.
I also just signed up for the second Lowe's Speedway TT series events (10 miles time trial) up in Concord on June 3. That will be both a good workout and a good gauge to see how I stack up against some other people. Plus it will be fun, which is the most important thing of all, right?