Monday, April 4, 2011

Business As Usual

I have been applying some new principles to my injured walking/running population with very exciting results. In particular, the stride rate component to running. Not only have I experienced a huge change with my running but my patients are thrilled with pain-free runs immediately post metronome. I must admit that running the metronome app about 5-10 times a day is quite taxing on the rest of the room, lol. The employers are tired of it and the other patients hear the rhythm and are effected by it. Very big, measurable changes that result in significantly less symptoms. Everybody winning, awesome. My week.

Thursday-New wrinkle in my schedule. Trail run Thursdays. My first trail run from the house is a 3 mile loop with a challenging terrain. It is rocky, sandy, and undulating. Did I mention fun? Sully ran off leash for the first time and performed amazing. Exploring yet following rules and running like the great runner he is. We had a blast. 3 miles.
Saturday-Swim/Bike Brick. Our first open water swim this season and it went well. Not too cold. Very windy but doable. The water level is WAY up at lake mead and it made for a great swim. About 600 meters just to get used to swimming with a wet suit and the cold water. Slow transition and off on the bike. The wind made for a long day. Even though I had a gnarly head wind I still had good numbers. I actually didnt know that until just now. I hope for good weather come race day. The bike course is different that last year so I hope to go fast. 22 miles.
Sunday-Long run. 6 tunnels route. Most likely my favorite route around. So pretty, challenging, and lots of people so it makes for a fun morning. Sully loved it too. Off leash for most of it. He made a ton of friends but listened all the same. Great times. 6 miles 4 of the miles under 9 for the fist time in a long time. Getting better. Sully had his longest run ever. We needed water as it was very hot. That will not happen again.

Big brick and long swim on tap for next week. Not to mention, I will be Kayaking the Xterra western championship off-road triathlon. I am excited to volunteer. I love to be in the water with them. Quote:

“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”
Kahlil Gibran


Caratunk Girl said...

Nice week Ron. I love the quote at the end of your posts

B.o.B. said...

Glad to see you still at it. Good week and the room may just punch you. ;)

BTW, I still suck on the clips.

Tracy said...

Sweet! Thanks for volunteering at the race. Always a fun group of people helping in the water. I'll be there... (racing)