September 14, 2008
I am crossing my fingers
There have been a few times this week I thought this leg would never get any better. After 4 weeks not running, and a week of walking (and feeling pretty close to normal), I was thoroughly amazed at how sore gallowalking seemed to make it. It ached, it throbbed, it tingled, it woke me up just before the alarm went off. But we seem to have reached an agreement: I won't work it too hard, and it won't hurt too much. And here are some numbers:
M: AM mtb 18.14mi (75min), PM mtb 7mi (30min)
T: AM walk/run 5.46mi (1hr), PM mtb 10mi (41min)
W: walk 4.75mi (71min)
R: walk/run 5.39mi (1hr)
F: walk/run 7.45mi (90min)
Sa: walk/run 6.76mi (71min), mtb 7.44mi (30min). New commuter tires, zoom!
Su: run 6.5mi (1hr)
Several of the gallowalks started out as just plain walking, but (d)evolved into walk-a-little, jog-a-little. Today's run was interesting: I felt the leg, but barely, and the main complaint was weakness, not pain. You'd think after all the xtraining I'd be ready to race. But no.
I've written my coach about all this, along with a big "what now?" I kinda wanted to continue alternating running with gallowalking for another week, but he (and my leg) may have other ideas.
Posted by joe positive at September 14, 2008 11:05 AM
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