PM: 8.07 mile run (7:47 pace)
AM: 20 Minutes Bike (5.4 Miles), 20 Minutes Core Training
PM: 40 Minutes Elliptical(5.1 Miles), 25 Minute Strength/Core Training
AM: 60 Minutes Strength & Stability Training (with PT)
PM: 11 mile Run (7:34 Pace)
PM: 40 Minutes Strength Training
AM: 80 Minutes Elliptical (10.1 Miles)
AM: 65 Minute Bike (18.2 Miles)
PM: 43 Minutes Elliptical(5.25 Miles), 25 Minutes Strength Training
Total Running Miles: 19.1 Miles
Total Biking Miles: 23.6 Miles
Total Elliptical Miles: 20.5 Miles
Total Strength Training Time: 170 Minutes
Wednesday was the real roller coaster day. All day it was feeling pretty good, until I went to run. It was sore but not horrible during the 11 miles. I came home and mentally had a clear head and was feeling good. Then the downward spiral started. I started feeling pain, I started feeling nauseous and I was pretty much on the verge of chopping my leg off. Some reassuring conversations with friends, a few decisions (i.e. no running for a few days), and a long ice bath later I was finally calming down and sleeping.
No running Thursday & Friday, turned into Saturday & Sunday as well. I did lots of cross training over the weekend. Biking, Elliptical and strength training. I guess a silver lining of this is that I can start focus on tri-training more now and not feel guilty about it taking time away from running.
My plan for this week is to use the elliptical for all of the miles I would have run (if I can't run) and if I can run, I will still use elliptical for half of the miles. As for my first goal race of the year on Saturday, I won't decide until Friday. I haven't done any speed work since Lake Effect but still might be able to pull off a decent time(assuming I haven't cut my leg off in the mean time).
Maybe this really is just a speed bump like part of the 6 week curse, or maybe it's something more. Right now all I know is I am sure as hell not going down without a fight.
I apologize now for anything I said or did in the last few weeks, or will do in the coming weeks. The frustration of all of this is sometimes a little much, but I'm lucky I have awesome people around me keeping me sane :)
Enough of being Debbie-Downer...
Tell me something awesome about your training right now