So after a fairly big weekend on the legs – wait, back up. Saturday I ran 10.5. Sunday I rode 25 hard miles on the trainer, did a 6 mile brick that was progressively faster (started 7:30 and finished at 6:40 for an average pace of 7:05) and then got another 30 miles with the group ride!
Did I mention that I am starting to feel more like myself? I’m not 100% but I am getting there.
Although the legs felt fine on Monday I have decided to give them a rest after the weekend. However, I did skip Masters Swim again. I tried swimming last week and I made it about 500 yards. The swim was slow and painful.
Well, it has been three full weeks since the bike crash. I’m a broken record here but I do say if you are injured – 3 days will save you 3 weeks and 3 weeks will save you 3 months.
Well, I took my three weeks off and got back in the pool. I made a deal with myself that I was not going to push it at all and that I was going to jump out after only 2 laps if I felt pain. But the real plan was to swim 10 x 100 yards on 2 minutes. Nice and easy.
The shoulder felt fine. There was zero pain. There were no worries. After the first 100 yards I just kept going. In my head I re-did the set and decided on 4 x 250 to get my 1000 yards.
That turned into 6 x 250 for 1500 yards total. It was not fast but it was pain free!
After the swim I went upstairs to do some abdominal work. With the shoulder and the back hurting my core workouts have been absent. I did about 15 minutes of crunches, side crunches and planks. The obliques on the side my back is sore were way out of touch. They started to burn instantly. I have lost a lot in my core. Time to start building that back. Oh, how I have missed the TRX – but that will have to wait for a least another week!
I feel like I am getting back on track!
Here is a video of my good friend Dan from Orleans Park Rehab taping my arm. The tape did provide some support the past few days. It might have giving me some confidence getting back into the pool. Thanks Dan!