Now that I am on the clock with RAGE, olyimpic, I am getting back to triathlon training. I have not been on my bike since August and so swims since Honu. Thats July people. I emptied my Garmin for the first time since mid december. My swim felt fairly comfortable and so did the bike. This race is super special and hopefully I will get to why this week.
This week has been cool. I watched Kona and got all emotional like usual. I got jazzed about someday hearing that I am an Ironman. I also watched Ironman AZ and I got pumped up thinking thats where my first IM is going to be. 2013? With Lance getting in on the action, I am just getting pumped on triathlon.
Injury update: After the race I had very minor soreness. I was surprised. The left quads and toes were sore from trying to unweight the R calf. Today actually is first pain free day since December 22, 2011. I ran this morning with no pain. The compression does help. I dont know how they will contribute to the future but for now I will use them. Cautiously optimistic about what the next week/months will hold. Here is how my week went:
Monday-Easy swim. First swim since august. My shoulders were fairly sore but no big deal. 2/10. I went 1000 meters with some rest in between laps. I also was able to alternate breathing sides. Overall, I felt good about the workout. I have some work to do in the water but no big deal.
Wednesday-None...trying to figure out the timing of things and when I got home it was too dark to ride.
Thursday-Easy bike. 45 min bike. Easy pace more like a hardware check than anything, Feel my biking legs and get back into that mindset. It is very different. No issues.
Friday-Easy 45 min run. I had time and I told myself to wait on running but I need to run. My calves had moments of no pain and I got into a groove then they would be sore but overall a good run. Sully was amazing.
Saturday-I am starting to get some mountain bike time in with practice. Overall 8 miles on the mountain bike. Then after practice since I was nearly at red rock I should ride from there. I wanted to go moderately hard and see what I have. What I had was a total of 17 mph on the bike! Really? My first REAL bike ride and got some good results. I wasn't sore or anything, my back was a bit stiff for about 30 sec off the bike. Overally it was 26 miles of biking, 18 on the road bike and at 17 mph. Good day.
Sunday (today)-Plan was for an easy 60 min run and then about a 20 mile bike. I have good news and bad news. Good news 45 min of the run was totally pain free and didn't need to recover or walk. Then the bad news, a migraine. No big deal. Happens sometimes when I dont get enough sleep. A nap removed the majority of the head ache. The nap meant I cancelled the bike. I am happy for a good run today. Quote: (first quote in months)
“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
lol, where am I again? Feels good to reboot.