Thursday, October 1, 2009

building back up...

Oh man it feels good to get some quality work in. I am looking forward to this weekend. No musculoskeletal issues to report for the first time in a month. Here is how the week went.

Monday-rest
Tuesday-Recovery run of 3 miles in 29:00 or so. Slow and easy pace, concentrated on form and having fun. Softball at night, no problems.
Wednesday-Bike/hills. I was shooting for 25 miles but it got very dark and very windy. I only got 19 in. POUNDED on some hills. I went back to the perfect hill and rode that baby 5 times, in a bigger gear than what is comfortable and progressively went a longer distance. I felt great.
Thursday (today)-Run. Had a strong 5 miles run tonight. Beautiful weather, around 78 degrees. I could have gone a lot longer. No pain, no fatigue, and lots of fun. My ipod even died mid run and I wasnt fazed. Been a long time since I have had a run worth posting mile splits so here they are: 9:26, 9:38, 9:24, 9:30, and 9:24. Avg pace of 9:29 in 47:25. Not my fastest or anything but feels like I getting back on the score board. The last 2 miles are up hill and I even attacked a bit. I tried not to go way too hard but I really wanted to. I am gonna ease into it.

Friday-long swim, saturday long run of 8 miles, and sunday a long ride of 40ish. I cant wait.

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”

Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

aint that the truth....

5 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice work this week

B.o.B. said...

God bless you for loving those long bike rides. I for one can't stand anything more than 22 miles. At least my lady parts can't. I am working on it though! LOL! Have a great weekend.

Marni said...

What a week of workouts! I love hearing you talk about hills..we need some of those here! Hope you are doing well :)
-marn

Jon Gilchrist said...

yes it is!! Great week of training...and it's good to hear you didn't have any issues....

keep it up

Chuck said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling good! Go Dodgers!