My mind is all over the place right now, so you’re gonna get some mental vomit all over that lovely little screen of yours.
Brain storm time: What’s on my mind?
Does all of that make sense? No? I’m confused too.
You know, I had big plans for this season. I was going to kick some ass and take some names. I was going to train hard and race even harder.
Maybe I still will, but right now it doesn’t feel very likely. Why? This is why. \/
|Friend or Foe... we'll soon know.|
Remember all of that complaining that I was injured? Well, I’m still injured. Still complaining. Looks like my plantar fasciitis includes edema, nerve constriction, and a nodular development – which indicates a partial tear, but they can’t see the tear…
So this lovely boot is my new (and only) “Hey, look at me!!” accessory. It’s better than the “accessory” the doctor wanted to give me – a cast. I convinced him, for better or worse, that swimming and biking are good for me and wouldn’t likely slow my recovery if we could immobilize my foot the other 22 hours in a day. I’m starting to wonder if I was right to convince him of such and if he was right to listen to me.
At first, my thoughts were on maintaining and building my fitness despite not being able to run for 6 weeks. Now my thoughts are on getting better and racing year after year after year at higher and higher levels.
It’s hard to think about 5 years instead of 5 months.
But what a minute! This is a Wanna be Wednesday report and I’m pretty sure I want to be faster, no a whiner!
Here’s what I did this Wanna be Wednesday:
Swim Clinic at 5:30am
150y 6/6 kick drill
4(?)x 25y “Hard Pull”
4x 50y Fist drill w/ pull buoy
6x 100y Hard
100y easy back stroke
I think that’s everything from the swim – Since I’m just doing as I’m told, I seem to have a hard time remembering what I’ve done! I do like turning my brain off and just swimming.
Bike Session at 4:30pm on trainer
10 minute easy warm up
3x 20 minutes @ tempo w/ 5 minutes recovery between each
5 minute easy spin for warm-down – 1:25 total time on the bike
That’s it! Just an average early season base training day.
What do you do to set yourself up for success in both this season and seasons in years to come?
Until the next tale,