Tuesday: morning swim, evening run with the tri club (Xmas light fun!)
Friday: rest (NAILED IT!)
Sunday: Egg Nog Jog, 40 minute easy spin
So. The week started so well! Solid trainer ride (cancelled the TRX afterwards because the strength sprints in the TR workout left my legs completely dead), decent swim Tuesday morning, and a fun run with the tri club Tuesday night.
|This is the bike equivalent of a running shoe selfie, right? I dunno. Really need better lighting in the basement so I look less like a zombie in trainer pics.|
|The traditional 'proof I went swimming' pic.|
|Nice turnout for the club run! Pic via Natalie.|
So yeah, my Wednesday was good. How was yours?
|Good thing I left this ice pack in the work freezer from the last time I had an injury! Sigh.|
|Of course it was a great day for running. OF COURSE.|
|Just spending my evening elevating and icing. At least I got to use the new Christmas mugs for my pity party tea.|
*diagnosed as a sprain but I've always wondered if it was really a stress fracture
**not sure if I broke it or just really badly bruised it. Either way, it took about 6 weeks to get better.
|Here again. Working at home to make it easier to stay off the foot.|
Friday it felt even better, but I played it safe and stuck with rest, with enough walking in the day to keep it loose. Saturday morning I hopped on the trainer, and it was...ok. I only did 20 minutes and things felt a little iffy, so I was sensible and stopped at that point. I did go to the pool and have a fantastic swim, though!
|A long way from being a fish, but for me this is pretty awesome.|
I had a little bit of pent up energy, I think.
Egg Nog Jog
|Pre-race with my husband|
|Irina is injured and couldn't run the race (dislike!), but was giving me a run for my money in the outfit department. Photo via Paul.|
The plan was always to run this easy, and I took the first half of the race carefully just to be on the safe side (plus the roads were wet, and I did NOT want to risk a slip). I ran the race with Kim and it was really fun! Well, after you get past the giant hill halfway through. The downhill parts were definitely more fun.
|Pre-race with my partner in crime. Gotta do these before the race. Post race everything is all sweaty and gross. #protip|
We finished in 1:02:52, and I was 12th for my age group. Can't complain!
|Almost there, Kim!|
It was a really well organized race, and I was very happy with how I felt during and after the run. Plus, I got a lot of compliments on my outfit, which is really the most important thing.
|Another fantastic pic by Paul (can he take pics at all the races?!?). Clearly having way too much fun (I swear, I didn't have any Egg Nog! Spiked or otherwise!)|
|I could ask for more of this amazing soup they had at the race. I think I'd do the race again just for the soup.|
So, the ankle feels good, and I think I'm all set to get into my new Trainerroad plan this week. Now is when shit starts to get real fun. Half iron base high volume, let's do this thing!
Tuesday: Morning swim, evening FTP test
Wednesday: EZ run, TRX
Thursday: Morning swim, evening trainer
Friday: EZ run, swim?
Saturday: Long run, 60 min trainer, swim?
Sunday: Long ride, brick run
Oh yeah, things only get more interesting from here!