Is it really “Week 1” ??!
Sunday – 90 minute run that I wanted to get int in before church so the family could have the free afternoon together. Asked the running moms group if anyone wanted to run at 8am. (I haven’t ran with them in so long! Miss them!) Yes! Ran with Marrianne and Allyson. Then I had about 50 minutes to finish up on my own.
At one point I had a side stretch on the left side and I felt a little something in my right knee. Nothing major at all, yet aware that its challenging to try to work through stuff on both sides at once.
I’d been thinking over the last week about having a MAT (muscle activation technique) session to ensure my left glut muscles are fully on because my left hamstring is sometimes a little achy, and I believe it’s due to left glute muscles not firing. I’ve resisted going to a MAT session because so many remedies – stretching, foam rolling, riding on a bike – all of which I’ll do a LOT of prior to the run during the race – can cause a muscle to turn back off. And, I’ve been running like this perhaps for a while so maybe my body has made mechanical adjustments. Just doesn’t seem worth it.
Yet, with this experience on the run, I decided to make a chiropractor appointment this week. See if there’s any ART to do to work up build up on the bands leading to the knee or release any pressure in the back. Whatever. First 1 appointment. Felt good to decide. = 90 minutes
Monday – Off. Well I thought I was off, then in the evening I was looking at my calendar for something else and saw the workout I was supposed to do. Dang it! How did I miss that? Ugh! It’s 7pm when I notice, not doing it then.
Now I’ll have to pack and work out on my day and a half trip this week. Shoot, when I so enjoyed not packing for a and doing a workout on last weeks trip.
Tuesday – Swim – 4 x 5 minutes. Start off fast and settle into pace each time. Felt good, felt like I could settle in each time = 20 minutes.
Biked 30 minutes in cycling room, tried to keep it at a pretty steady effort, light multi-taksing.
Ran 30 minutes. (Yesterday’s workout!) = 80 minutes
Wednesday – Figuring out what time to get up. (I can’t wait to be done with this mental figuring out!!)
Swim: warm up 5 minutes, 6 x 50m (so 1 minute, 15 seconds), cool down 5 minutes… so allow 20 minutes.
Bike: warm up 5, 5 x 2 minutes, cool down 5 minutes… so allow 25 minutes.
Run: warm up 5 minutes, 5 x 1 minute, cool down 5 minutes… so allow 20 minutes.
Allow 90 minutes. So… Get shuttle at 7:15am, finish workout by 6:45am. Start at 5:15am. Set alarm for 5am. Ugh! Smiling, yet annoyed I missed Monday workout!