Sunday, February 12, 2012

FInally a triathlon blog...

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.”
 Winston Churchill

lol, where am I again?  Feels good to reboot.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Great to hear you ran pain-free, that is fantastic!! Nothing feels better, huh? :)

I can't wait to follow your tri journey, seems like that is where you heart is - triathlons!