The good news is I wasn't nearly as sore as I thought I would be. The even better news is that the "runner's high" lasted nearly three full days, unreal. My insulin sensitivity was through the roof during this time. Typically, even after a night where I have a hard run I have near a normal bolus the next morning but not this time. Low insulin usage and exceptional blood sugars the days after the race have been appreciable.
I took Monday-Wednesday off then rode the bike trainer for 30 minutes on Thursday as a slow recovery ride to get some of the heaviness in the legs to go away. Swim Friday then 22 mile ride on Saturday. It was challenging to get moving on Saturday but once I did it was all fine.
I will start to get back into it as much as possible this next week but am traveling for work. My goal is to simply keep the fitness I have for the Soma Half-Distance race the third week in October. After that race I'll take a little more of a break before trying to build into long course.
I'd like to say good luck to Vic Kinnunen, a fellow Type-1 who will be racing at the Kona Ironman Championships this next Saturday. I wish him all the best.
"What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do."