Four days down, thirty-one to go. All major parts still attached, haven’t lit the world on fire by any stretch of the imagination but happy that the body seems to have remembered how to put one foot in front of the other. I am benefitting from mankind’s original case of muscle memory….
I am knocking off the dust on the blog as well as my ASICS, realized yesterday that in all the catching up I didn’t even remember to log what I did that day. Not that it was anything exciting, but I did finally break out of the “easy” rut on the aqua-treadmill and push things a little bit. 55 minutes total, spent the last half-hour or so approaching the zone I will need to live in during the coming weeks. Massaged the left lower leg for a while afterwards. I still have some leftovers from the ‘softball strike from hell’, which makes pin-pointing the achilles pain difficult since the whole leg is sore. Good workout, a step in the right direction.
Did double-duty today, which I also hope to make a regular thing. Spin class this morning, gave maximum effort since I realize I have a lot of catching up to do and this is a workout that I can push and not stress the heel. After lunch I got back into the HydroWorx pool, knocked out 45 minutes at an average pace. Don’t know if it was the lack of lunch, the warm temps, or second workout of the day, but by the end of the run I was really dragging. Was glad to get in the work and the post-run massage, but I hope that I am not so out of shape that a double workout is enough to kick my butt like this. Will find out soon enough as I hope to get in another one tomorrow…
I got my schedule for September and it allows me all the time in the world to run, bike, or do whatever I want to do. It’s unfortunate that I have to baby my leg, otherwise I think I could have gotten in some great miles as the temps cool down and really have been ready for NYC. As it stands I will have to be patient, keep my eye on the prize, and avoid any unnecessary pounding – hopefully end will justify the means.