Monday, April 2, 2007

Swimming, cycling, weights... and the need to run again

I had a great week of training last week:

Swam 5 times @ 1000m, 1000m, 1600m, 1600m and 1600m for a total of 6800m (about 4.25 miles) - My goal this week (M-F) is to do at least 1600m each day, with one day thrown in of 2000m with some intervals (thanks to Momo and Shelley for the swimming tips).

Cycled 4 times for a total of about 60 miles (not as many miles as I wanted to do, but each time was about 15 miles after a hard workout on the weight machines) - My goal this week is to do around 80-100 miles with at least one ride in the 30-40 mile range.

I suppose all this makes my self-imposed restriction on running harder to deal with because from what I can tell, I have absolutely no pain whatsoever in my left shin now. What keeps me on course though is remembering how severe the pain was and not wanting to get back into it too soon and have it reoccur. My running resumes 2 weeks from today and I am so looking forward to it. It will be interesting to see what effect (if any) all of this cross-training will have on my running performance.

3 comments:

Jess said...

What an awesome week of training!

Gripperm said...

Ditto! great week of training

laura said...

Yep, you were right about the shin splint. My right one is in bad shape. Looks like it is going to have me out for a while.

How long do you plan to stop running total as a result of this injury? I am already itching to go out, but I probably have a stress fracture.

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