Monday, January 25, 2016

Foundation pretty much in place--getting ready to pivot!

Another good building week:

Swim: 8,000 yards
Bike: 170 miles
Run: 11 miles
PT/Stretch/Weights: 6:20
Total Time: 22:46

This is the week we head west so it will be an easy week training wise--have to accommodate 42 hours of driving!

Feeling a little sore after the move load.  I'm still obviously being quite conservative on running but I feel like that combined with all of my PT have my legs in a pretty good place.  Hopefully, in Cali I can move the running up (modestly--maybe 15-20 miles/week).

All good!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feeling Groovy!

Hitting a bit of a groove here training wise.  Still nothing special but the steady application of training is beginning to deflect my fitness noticeably upward--satisfying.  Still heavily weighted towards PT/Stretch/Weight but making progress on SBR as well.  Ran just wide this week but one run was 7.7 miles....totals for the week:

Swim: 8,000 yards
Bike: 152 miles
Run: 10.7 miles
PT/Stretch/Weights: 5:06
Total time: 19:26

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Last week

Solid week considering I struggled with bronchitis and was on a Z-pack and prednisone for most of the week.   also sliced my finger performing surgery on a bagel one morning so missed a couple of pool sessions.

here you go:

swim:  4,500 yards
bike: 149 miles
run: 11 miles
other (pt/stretch/weights): 4:10
total time: 17:42

Obviously, I'm investing a lot in PT/non-SBR activities.  I believe it will pay dividends down the road in the sustainability of my training....we'll see!

No indications so far of the troubles that plagued me last year so.....maybe my plan is good!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Medical Update and path ahead

Started another cycle of PT on Monday.  My new therapist sings the same general refrain.  My left knee is collapsing on the medial side which is creating more bowleggedness.  This in turn is setting up unnatural stress on the lateral part of my upper calf.  she thinks she can help a bit with the referred pain that comes from this problem, but of-course can not help me with the fundamental problem.

She says the near-term destruction of my knee is one-issue, but she is cautioning me to watch carefully the impact on related structures such as my hips.  She really wants me to think about stopping my running....sigh.  she is impressed with my flexibility and lower leg strength--my two month investment here seems to be working.

On the positive side of things, I've really begun to hit a bit of a stride on the training front.  Beginning to feel the benefits of 3 hours or so of daily training.  It does feel good.  Getting faster across the board!  (not fast mind you, but faster)

My knee feels great.  No doubt this is part related to the steroids I'm on which were prescribed to deal with my bronchitis.  I've been battling a low-level cold/bronchitis now for the last 3-4 weeks.  The prednisone has helped with the lungs and not surprisingly with my knee as well....

Looking ahead, I've signed up for late Feb and early March sprints in Cali to ease myself back into the tri world.  I'm optimistic i won't embarrass myself by the time Oceanside rolls around.  We are beginning to lock in on our Kilimanjaro schedule and then that may free up some space to go for Elbrus too.  Roth is still a go in July.  Looks like were going to do the SNP AT trail in October.  Feeling it.

Trying to eek out a few more adventures before I change out the knee.....

Sunday, January 3, 2016

whoop there it is

Totals for the "first week" of 2016 (I end my weeks on sunday):

Swim: 8,200 yds
Bike: 147 miles
Run: 15 miles
Trek: 4 miles
Other: 3:55
total time: 20:07

Yep--that is a good one (given where I left from).  Let's see how my bod holds up the coming week (may need to back off just a bit)