Well, I did it. I tweaked my calf yesterday and aggravated it this morning on the easy slow 3 mile run to the pool. Crap!! I guess all these little 3 mile runs plus the big almost 2 hour run this weekend did me in. I figured I had spaced the runs out that my body was fine. I was also cruising at a nice pace on Sunday on my run. It was just towards the end that my calf was bugging me. I stretched big time afterwards but I guess it really was just waiting for that next run to screw me.
I get to the pool and decide to just cruise and focus on form. Basically a rest day like Sunday in the pool. On Saturday, I pushed myself and swam for 1200yds. I kept all the 100 splits under 2 minutes. This is the first time I was able to get close to my times before the lung. It hasn't been quite a month of training yet so it's coming along.
Anyway, so I had decided before leaving today to do a spin class. I did one on Friday and it was nice intense workout. The weather today is awesome though so I should've just rode outside. I'd probably ride outside for another workout if it wasn't for my stupid calf. It's 65 right now and just before 11am. It was 60 degrees at 4:30AM when I ran to the pool. Considering it was 35 degrees yesterday at 9AM, I just don't get this DC weather yet. I had to walk/shuffle home from the pool today. I keep trying to stretch but it just hurts.
The running was really going well and falling into place. I guess this the normal thing with age, nagging injuries all the time. I'm going to cycle until this Saturday's pool/running session with the fellow Ironman Canada PFers(possible finishers). I hope my calf feels fine for the run. We'll see.
I have to drive tomorrow to the pool for some intervals before I fly back to Oregon. I'll be back in Oregon til the end of the month. I'll only get one pool workout so it will be interesting to see how the rest helps my speed.
The trip to Oregon will see me import a bunch of sales tax free items back to Maryland. I'm going to buy a massive winter coat so I can stay warm. I need some real luggage so I'll be picking those up as well. I'm also going to hit up Costco and see what non-perishable foods I can get for a good deal to bring back in my new massive suitcase. I'm thinking some trail mix for sure. I wish I could bring back the frozen chicken breasts that Costco has because I've been to 3 different grocery stores here and I can't find any at all. It's like frozen chicken breasts are against the law. I'm definitely going to buy another pair of running shoes to bring back.
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