Sunday, January 10, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 2

Sunday, January 3rd – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Monday, January 4th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, January 5th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Wednesday, January 6th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike 

Thursday, January 7th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike 

Friday, January 8th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike 

Saturday, January 9th – 1 mile run, 90 minutes on the stationary bike

I'm not sure if you noticed, but December was a BIG running month for me. I actually ran my highest mileage month for the year (274.72 miles), which helped me hit 2,400 miles for 2020, and needed to dial it back a bit. Not only was my body drained, but it seemed as though I may have had a slight injury. Towards the end of the month my right achilles started "acting up" (feeling a bit tight on runs), but I sort of ignored it. Well, at the end of last week I actually felt the area and noticed a lump of sorts had appeared. When I did some googling, it seems as though it may have been Achilles Tendinosis {This refers to tiny tears (microtears) within and around the tendon. These tears occur due to overuse, poor biomechanics, or trauma. This often causes a painful lump.}. Well, since I am still waiting on word as to whether or not my 50K in March is "on" or not, I figured I would take the week (or as long as I needed) to pull back on my running so whatever may be wrong with my achilles had time to heal - hence why I was on the bike for the week and not pounding the pavement. Obviously I would much rather be running, but the goal is LONG TERM running, not just the here and now - so I need to listen to my body (even if I would rather plug my ears and scream "la la la" to ignore its whispers). On Saturday I gave running a try (after a week off), but the Achilles still didn't feel 100% so I pulled the plug after a mile... 

How were your workouts this past week?

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