Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

Mini-Tri for a Rest day?

Friday as a rest day? Sounded pretty good to the ears, especially after the bike workout of yesterday which brought lactic acid in the thighs… But no…

Good night’s sleep despite trouble for falling asleep, the thighs made themselves reminded right away when I got up. Great! When the heel is fine, the thighs take over… Did anyway the VSA legs (*2) workout (tough with the squats!!!) and eccentric heel raises right after breakfast. Nothing planned really so I got myself ready for the swimming pool. Not forgetting that I wished to do a new test run on gravel. To skip waiting for the tram, I biked to the pool (the thighs seemed fine but screamed a bit from time to time…). Today’s challenge (!) was to bike at max gear 5, i.e. not higher than that. This means you feel pedalling in mashed potatoes most of the time… But at least the thighs liked it (I think?)

Well at the pool, I did the following workout:
– Mini pyramid : 1-2-3-2-1 (*100), with the 200s with pull-buoy and plaquettes and the other freestyle.
– (Half) Odd pyramid: 1-3-5-3-1 (*100), with 300 with pull-buoy and plaquettes and other freestyle. Did up to the 500 and stopped as 1) was tired and really needed energy and 2) was a bit bored.

A bit of sauna and direction to the track. Biking of course! Arriving there, the track was empty…understandable as the sun started soon to make this place as a steaming oven… Anyway, I was there so as good to do my test run. 4km clockwise, 4km inverse clock, 3 laps clockwise and last 2 laps inverse clock. Felt quite good… for the heel! Because the left calf was always close to cramp and the right one from time to time. The thighs were constantly at the limit of pain, but rarely broke out. Became soaking wet from lap 2 (out of 25!!!). Stopped after 3laps and at km4 for stretch. Then extra stop for water drinking and wetting the head before the last 4laps (got dried by the sun probably before the end of one lap…). And bike home after that.

So today’s “rest day workout” turned into:
– 12 km biking
– 1900m swimming
– 10km running
(& a lot of sweating, but not measured…).

Back home, all reserved were probably empty since a while! So banana, vitargo yellow to drink right after crossing the door! Then shower and rest under the cloudy sun. Late lunch of pasta, avocado sauce and two eggs. Yummy! With a large glass of orange juice. Refreshing!
Rest of afternoon spent on massaging the thighs, resting the body and mind and a bit of reading.

Tomorrow WILL be a real recovery day (might bike to the sea but reeeeeraaaally easy!)

3 responses

  1. Ska du börja med triathlon 🙂
    Jag begriper ingenting av dina simövningar, men det gör inget för jag går aldrig in i en simhall 🙂

    August 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    • Finns ju nån som kallar mig för “Iron lady”…
      Inte så svårt gällande simövningar. Jag kör alltid freestyle eller med pull-buoy. Sist nämnda är bra för att mobilisera benen så du kör bara med armarna. Utöver detta har jag “plaquettes” (vet ej vad det kallas på svenska), men det ökat motståndet när man drar armarna. Sen är det bara att kombinera som man vill, med olika längder 🙂

      August 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      • ok, inget för mig

        August 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

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