Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weekly Summary July 13 - July 19

Cross training was the theme of this week, from Biking to ARC training to Walking to Rocking at the Greenday concert, it was actually a pretty tiring week. By Sunday the legs and body were too tired so Kimber and I just enjoyed coffee and the TDF.

On a positive note I have been given the green light to resume running S-L-O-W-L-Y. For the next 3 weeks pain will be my guide as I follow this program. This coming week I will be continuing with the cross training as I start to add running back. It's almost over.

Mon - Rest - Physio Laser
Tue - Bike 2:30 (64km), ARC Trainer 30'
Wed - Bike 2:17 (60km)
Thu - Rest - Physio Laser
Fri - Bike 2:22 (60km) - ARC Trainer 25' - Greenday 2:30 :)
Sat - Bike 1:20 (30km)
Sun - Rest - Kicking Horse Coffee and TDF

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Offically Registered

K-Rock Roster

Time to get serious now, well I was always serious, but now the $ is down. It will be an adventure.

Thanks Scott for getting all the fees lined up yesterday.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekly Summary July 6 - July 12

Theme for the week was Cross Training without aggravating the heel. For the most part Biking has been good for it, the legs and lungs. Did find a new piece of equipment at the gym, A Cybex Arc-Trainer. Quite impressed by the workout.

My next appointment with the Sport Doctor is Monday the 20th. Then I find out when I can start back running. At physio today the therapist reiterated that my ankle joint had been quite stiff and he feels that contributed to the stress fracture. I can buy that for now, the how this happened is still needling me.

Mon - Rest (Physio)
Tue - Noon Elliptical 46' (8.4km)
Wed - AM/PM Bike to/from work 60km
Thu - Bone Scans
Fri - AM/PM Bike to/from work 65km, Noon- Arc Trainer 25'
Sat - AM Bike downtown/home 50km
Sun - AM Long Ride 87km

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Calcaneal Stress Fracture

Bone scan completed and there is no question about it. Stress Fracture for sure. Night and Day between the two feet.

I'll wait to hear back from my Sports Doctor as to what I can and cannot do. Running is obviously out, hoping biking is still okay.

Let the recovery begin. Feels good to know what is wrong.

Likely Green Lakes won't happen, but I should be good for the Toad.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Weekly Summary June 29 - July 5

6/29/2009 - 7/5/2009: 3km 21:00 (186 days)

Seems crazy to post a single run, but I did it and there endoth the streak as previously posted. So the theme for this week was to hit the cross training so the chips and chocolate wouldn't catch up with me. Being on holidays for a couple of days, combined with physio appointments made getting to the gym difficult, so it was time to ride. Now I must say I have a new found respect for Triathletes, how they ride 90/180kms and then run 21.1/42.2 makes me scratch my sweaty head. Still training the body allows you to do some remarkable things.

I did have x-rays done and nothing showed up, as expected really. Tomorrow is bone scan time, so we'll see what that reveals. Good news is that if it comes back clean, doctor recommendation is to use pain as my guide. So I could be running (very short) by this weekend.

Mon - PM 21'
Tue - AM 15km Bike with Kimber running (I was her mule)
Wed - AM 46km Bike
Thu - off
Fri - AM 31.5km Bike, PM 31.5km Bike
Sat - AM 50km bike
Sun - AM 70 km bike

Getting there...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Streak Ends @ 186 Days

So after Monday's run I decided to end my running streak. 21' and only 3km and each step more painful than the last, it was time to stop running for a few days. Regrets? Actually none.

Here at the reasons why stopping the streak was the smart thing, or how I convinced myself to stop.

1) Reason for streaking, based on my previous post, was to learn to run on tired legs & to learn active recovery. At 20' per day I wasn't exactly running on tired legs and really had nothing to recovery from
2) The heel has to heal. 2 weeks and no improvement at all means I can't run through this injury as I have with others
3) I need a rest and I am too subborn to do it on my own. I have been going solid training and racing for almost 2 years, and not easy races, and this 48 year old body ain't getting any younger. Also, I have other injuries that need to heal also so the whole body physically and mentally will be better off.
4) Lots of time to train for R&I still, this way I go into the training ready
5) I have a new streaking goal to shoot for, my prior one was only 45 days.
6) 186 days is a long time, really.
7) Cross training is good for you. It feels great to be back on the bike for a while.
8) I may actually get the basement cleaned (who is kidding who)

So I have an appointment with a Sports Doctor on Tuesday and more laser physio Monday, that seems to help (only had 2 sessions). Till then - Pedal on...

Good luck to Sara and Derrick this weekend.... hope it stays cool....

Congrats to Heather and Brian on tying to knot this past weekend - we had a blast.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Weekly Summary June 22 - June 28

6/22/2009 - 6/28/2009: 25.9km 2:30:00 (185 days)

When things go from bad to worse - not a very good week at all. All runs were extremely difficult both with pace and effort trying to battle through this injury. I had my first laser treatment and how much it helps is anyones guess, because walking with any bend in my right foot seems to just make things worse. Who knows what the near future holds, but I will beat it

Mon - PM 21'
Tue - AM 23' - Noon Elliptical
Wed - AM Elliptical - PM 20'
Thu - AM 24' - Noon Elliptical
Fri - PM 20'
Sat - AM 20'
Sun - PM 22'