Sunday, January 20, 2008

1/14 - 1/20

I reduced mileage this week in hopes of improving the Achilles/calf problem. On Thursday, the left one started to hurt too during my morning run and pace was terrible. I was ready to stop running for a week. After Friday’s intensely painful massage, I noticed improvement on both Saturday and Sunday’s run. Next week I will just see how I feel each day and go from there. Hopefully, I can work back up the mileage.

I’ve had a stressful and emotional week with the running issues, taking care of a very sick kitty, work issues, and lack of sleep. I feel that I’ve handled all of this very well though. The workouts have definitely helped.

Date: 1/14/2008 7:30 PM
Type: Recumbent Bike
Distance: 17.5 miles
Duration: 40:00
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 7/10, Effort: 7/10
Notes: I tried the elliptical but it was causing some discomfort. Tried running on the treadmill a few seconds and much less discomfort. Decided to try the recumbent and really burned the gluteous maximus and hamstrings. Not a good cardio workout.

Date: 1/15/2008 5:30 AM
Type: Easy
Course: MKT - Miscellaneous
Distance: 9 miles
Duration: 1:11:09
Pace: 7:55 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Rider
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 8/10, Effort: 4/10
Weather: 16° F
Notes: Everything felt pretty good until 5 mi and then noticed the difficulty pushing off with right foot from 5 - 7. Miles 7 - 9 seemed okay and pain was less than a 1. Less than a minute after stopping, I noticed the tingling sensation on the mid-right side of the right foot.

Date: 1/15/2008 8:00 PM
Type: Weight Training
Course: Weights, upper bulk #2 (Back/Biceps/Abs), PT, & Wobble
Duration: 30:00
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 9/10, Effort: 8/10
Notes: Skipped toe raises and slant board stretches since painful to Achilles.

Date: 1/15/2008 8:30 PM
Type: Recumbent Bike
Distance: 16.3 miles
Duration: 40:00
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 7/10, Effort: 4/10

Date: 1/17/2008 5:30 AM
Type: Easy
Course: MKT - Miscellaneous
Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 54:56
Pace: 9:10 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 (White/Orange)
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 5/10, Effort: 6/10
Weather: 27° F, Rain, Windy
Notes: Started out good and then progressively went downhill. Calves weretight, both left and right Achilles felt irritated. I guess it is time to stop running for awhile. Calves feel very fatigued which is strange for only running 15 miles so far this week. Achilles also feeling irritated when walking.

Date: 1/19/2008 7:00 AM
Type: Easy
Course: MKT - Miscellaneous
Distance: 10 miles
Duration: 1:26:46
Pace: 8:41 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 (White/Orange)
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 8/10, Effort: 5/10
Weather: 7° F, Sunny
Notes: I was slow, but but went pretty good! Left leg felt fine today. Right weak, but I think better.

Date: 1/20/2008 8:00 AM
Type: Trail
Course: Rock Bridge Miscellaneous
Distance: 8.5 miles
Duration: 1:28:24
Pace: 10:24 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 (Red)
Weight: 156 lb
Misc: Quality: 9/10, Effort: 6/10
Weather: 10° F, Sunny
Notes: Right leg still felt weak on push off, but definitely improved.

Date: 1/20/2008 8:15 PM
Type: Weight Training
Course: Weights, upper lean #1 (chest, shoulders, triceps), PT, & Wobble
Duration: 50:00
Weight: 156 lb
Notes: Also, leg extensions and leg curls. Skipped PT toe raises.

Running: 33.5 Mi - 5:01:15

Recumbent Bike: 1 hr 20 min, 33.8 mi

Weights: 1 hr 20 min

YTD Running: 146.2

February 2-Nut Race 5K
April 21-Boston Marathon
May 17-Berryman 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon
September 1-Heart of America Marathon
October 5-Twin Cities Marathon
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