Saturday, May 8, 2010

baby steps and I will take it

my frustration is turning into minor optimism. the problem of the tight solious (calf) that is leading to my sore Achilles is starting to clear up slightly. I had a great appointment with Dean (Body Basics) and we did some acupuncture, electric stimulation and taping. After that appointment on Weds I was able to run Thursday (25 minutes) and Friday (36 minutes) relatively pain free. It takes me a while to get warmed up but once I do any pain I have had becomes minor discomfort.

I had a massage appointment with Jen (Massage Envy) last night and she worked on my legs, especially the calf and I felt even better coming out of that appointment.

The discomfort is something I can handle for 50 miles (7+ hours) of running as long as it does not get any worse along the way. I am going to run some today (40 minutes) and then ride long tomorrow (90+ miles). I have been trying to workout in the middle of the day to start heat acclimation - it is just tough because I am nervous about putting too many minutes on my sore Achilles and getting another injury.

Next week will be some runs (in 60 minute range) and some swimming. I have 2 appointments with Dean before we leave for the Keys and one more massage. I am hopeful that all this work is going to pay off - I do not have the running mileage I would like but I will be relatively healthy and that is more important.

Keep your fingers crossed - the plans of setting the course record have not changed. I am still going for it and what happens happens but we are going to give it a shot.

3 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Man, I hate injuries. They just seem to keep cropping up at the most inopportune times ...

Best of luck, Coach Bill!

Karen said...

Bill,
Are you doing any group training at the moment? I am looking for an open water swim w/ a group before July 17 (Moss Park) My son, Joey, is entered in the My First Triathlon and I wanted him to have that experience. Let me know.
Karen Manglardi

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