2011 Training Log – Week 19
This week was all about letting the damage from Saturday’s race settle while still trying to maintain a small level of activity. The leg is feeling ragged, but has been improving. I was really happy with a small jog this morning on the treadmill. Real running is a long way off, but I felt like I am getting back to a level where I can at least have a little bit of mobility to work with.
Hoping for some steady progress this week. Focusing on what I can do, rather than what I can’t. I’ll plan on getting out on the bike quite a bit if the weather allows.
Pretty slim numbers, but far better than zero.
|Spent some time on an easy walk at lunch. My lower leg is super swollen, but the discoloration is gone. The walk was bearable as long as I avoided certain movements. Uphills were pretty bad, though. The swelling is acting like a cast, I’m sure it will feel worse once it goes down.|
|Actually swung my arms a little on this one. Hilly route, couldn’t quite get under the 15min/mi mark I was shooting for. Leg was uncomfortable, but not extremely painful. Doing what I can…|
|OFFSpent 17 hours in a chair in front of a computer.|
|Similar route as Tuesday, but a mile longer and 1min/mile faster pace (13:58). The leg is coming along.|
|Did some exploring up on the hogsback with the dog. Found a potential bouldering spot that might be promising. Tried about 90 seconds of jogging. Didn’t feel very good.|
|OFFVery gimpy today.|
|Spin on the bike trainer. Leg felt good once warmed up.|
|Treadmill. Hiked 3mph at 15% for a mile, then jogged a 12 minute mile with no incline. The leg responded well to the long bike warmup, and I was happy to jog a little without significant pain. I don’t care if all I can do is 12 minute miles for the next month, it felt incredibly good to just jog along like that. Here’s hoping for some continued progress.|
|Total Time – 5:20, Foot – 17.7 / 4:50, Bike – 9 / :30|
Pic of the week:
The goodies arrived from the La Sportiva photo contest. Nice!