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My goals last week were (1) swim 3k by Wed. (2) bike once before Wed. (3) keep run mileage under control. Those goals were because I was at a conference Thurs - Sun. I met goals 1 and 3 :-)
5 swims for 4425 yds... two of them outside in San Diego.
7 runs for 45.9 mi, w/ a speed workout (2 mi @ 8:00 + 2 x 1 mi @ 7:53)
Goals this week:
day off from running
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My week landed up looking something like this:
M: bike + run brick
T: Physio session (Run + mobility)
Th: Hotel gym strength +
F: XC ski in Lake Louise
S: bike + XC ski (final lesson)
We had a great time XC skiing in Lake Louise; I can't get the pictures small enough to post but they are here if anyone is interested. We also had fun during our last lesson on Sunday but the hip flexors have been in agony!
M: swim (yes) + run (overheated and felt unwell so cut short)
T: bike (yes) + mobility and stretching
W: swim + run
Fr: swim + run
S: bike + strength
"Ain't no shortcuts to the Opry."
- I can now KICK ALL THE KICKS in the pool, as of last night. Up to Saturday I could only manage about 1.5 lengths of dolphin kick (and thus butterfly) before the ankle complained. Last night I did 3 with no problem (apart from sucking at butterfly). I could also kick on my back for the first time, which means I could probably do some pool running if I could handle the boredom.
- I can climb with no problems, though only top rope and a couple of really basic bouldering problems I know I can top out. Not risking a fall on the ankle, but have a 2 week trial membership at a local gym that offers bouldering, top rope & lead climbing of which I'm taking advantage.
- Every day there's a little less that I can't do. Rehab exercises are going pretty well: I can balance on the injured ankle for a couple of minutes, even while swinging my other leg out, and I can do 2-footed hopping (including backward & forward; haven't tried side to side yet), hopping from foot to foot, and even running in place with no pain.
- I'm using my lunch breaks to get in some brisk walking - really pushing myself to walk fast. If I still end up trying for the 100 miler in the fall, this will come in handy.
Stay positive, womens!
ill advised racing inc.
Sch***ade, where is Lake Louise? The pictures are great, and it sounds so fun. I know that hip flexor pain, but it's worth it! Were you classic or skate skiing?
MistressK and Tri3, hang in there and get better! There are still 25 days left, which actually seems like a long time to me. And doubles are always easier than I expect. (Probably b/c my very slow jog is perfectly acceptable to me when its run #2.) So, heal up & ease back into it! With lots of Doubles!
And now I am off to run a very easy 30 min.
Last week was pretty good. I did some decent trainer mileage and even got to the pool! The only exercise I plan on doing next week is 12 oz. curls, haha.
My life goal is to improve my race times so much I'm featured on MarathonInvestigation.com.
CJ88 - we were classic skiing. Skate skiing is way beyond my skill level at the moment. Classic skiing I'm still in the "fake it, 'til you make it" stage. Lake Louise is one of our favourite places to escape to and if you ever come up to Alberta you should definitely tour around there.
I went to college in Missoula, and even did the Lethbridge triathlon 2x. That's probably within a few hours, right? Somehow Banff was not on my (20 yr old) radar. I've been dreaming about making a big road trip to MT from SoCal. Why not swing by Banff?