This week was really the first time I’ve felt like I was truly back in the groove. Injuries are funny things- you end up not only hurting at the actual injury site, but also emotionally and mentally. Serious shout out to all those who listened to me whine and moan over the past few months. Thanks!!
I managed 2 “double days” this week!! Before I get a ton of negative feedback about it, I want to be clear, my paces and distances are slow and short (for me). I’ve also talked to my doctor and while he is ok with double days, he did ask me not to run 2 days in a row again quite yet. Noted. I’m also really listening to my body and took a rest day on Wednesday just to be sure I wasn’t doing too much too soon.
I also was finally able to ride outside on my new tri bike. Batch gave it to me back in February and after spending a few weeks sitting in our living room providing a constant reminder of my injured status (like I needed a reminder), Batch kindly moved it to the garage. It remained there as some rather expensive wall art until a few weeks ago when I finally got the OK to ride outside. A quick visit to the fit guru and tape to indicate where tubes should be cut then back to the bike shop for a finally “build.” LOVE IT!!!
The highlight of the week (so far) workout wise has to be my 5 miles run on Thursday morning. It was the longest and fastest run (avg pace of 8:35/mile) I’ve done post injury and I just felt really good the whole run. I still had some “uncomfortableness” in my hamstrings, but not something I’d classify as pain. We’re working on it with some ART sessions and it’s definitely getting better.
What was your favorite or best workout of the week?