Well...after doing really well during my month off after the surgery - the first week back to work has been kinda rough. My diet and sleep habits went to crap, and being on my feet all day at work caused my knee to puff up like a balloon.
This of course is very bad, but not so bad that I can't remedy the ill effects of the last week in 2-3 weeks of focused rest/training and diet.
Now, I'll get my act back together, but I've really done the "two steps forward, one step back" - so, I've been thinking that in addition to just getting on top of my daily routine again I might benefit from taking a week or two off to do some focused training sometime in April or May.
My first "A" race is on the last weekend of May, everything before that is just an opportunity to snag more upgrade points and top 10s.
What I'm thinking about doing is driving out to the mountains of Boone/Asheville and putting in a big, big, big week. Something like 25-30 hours, and 1500+ TSS. Provided I experience no additional knee issues between then and now, the intent of that weekish would be to provide a hefty shock to the system to force adaptation. I'd then take the following week easy, and return to normal training after that. Plus, I like riding my bike in the mountains
Is this a stupid idea? If so, how stupid? If no - any suggestions?