Week in review -
This was not a stellar week but here goes -
SWIM – 1000 yards
BIKE – 66.3 miles
RUN – 23.6 miles
This was a week of highs and lows. I am recovering from the crash. However, there is still a lot of low grade pain. It is like a tooth ache in my shoulder. It does not hurt bad but it is constant and there are occasional spikes of very intense pain.
I got on the trainer a lot this week and had a couple of very successful rides. The trainer has been good for me, once I get on the bike I brace myself in the aero bars and there is zero pain in the back or the shoulder. I can just churn out the miles. I have been doing several challenging sessions and having success.
I took the bike out on Thursday morning with the fast guys. They were all on their TT bikes and stuff. I could not hang – I turned back at Epley Road. I was struggling to not get dropped with a couple of 26 MPH pulls. When I dug deep that is when the body reacted. Everything hurt. The ride just got faster after I bailed.
On the running front I tested the legs. Most runs were comfortable. I did have one lunch run that was 5 miles @ just under 7 minute pace. I felt strong.
Swimming is another story. I hit the pool once. I only swam 100 yards. The pace was easy. The shoulder was noticeable but it did not hurt – not until later that night. Master’s Swim is off next week so that gives me a week before going back.
There were a lot of highs and lows and frustrations. With Boston about 6 weeks away I need to add about 10 miles to the run each week for the next couple of weeks. I want to enjoy the event.