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As mentioned earlier, I may have a stress fracture in my lower right leg. This week continued my rehab with swimming and lifting. My recovery is taking longer than I want, and I was (stupidly) overly aggressive this week – I can still feel pain in my right leg. My weight control is back in place, and all metrics are (slowly) moving in the right direction. The marathon and bike-ride plans are still in danger, but if the injury is a stress fracture (hopefully), I can be back on the training plan in about 2 weeks.
- My leg continues to be sore, and healing is not as fast as I’d like. I overdid it with swimming last Wednesday (tried some kicking) and the leg felt a lot sorer on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I’m swearing off kicking for a while.
- Missed swimming session on Thursday due to heavy work day (and sore leg).
- Weight and body fat headed (slowly) in right directions again.
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It’s all about the healing – or the lack of speed there-of. Still, apart from stupidity on Wednesday, things are going in the right directions. I’m still hopeful that I can begin biking next week, and make the September 7-9 170 mile bike ride. The marathon training will take priority after that – and it will be tight, but I’m still going for it.
My swimming stroke and form has improved, but once I remove the floats (which I have because I can’t kick) it gets much harder. Yardage therefore is misleadingly high.
Weight lifting worked well this week. I switched programs to a more-intensive but shorter duration workout (45 mins as opposed to an hour), alternating muscle groups every day, and only repeating a group after at least 5 days. I’ve been ‘good’ sore all week, and the change-up has been really fun.
My eating habits were awesome all week (if I don’t say so myself), with one cheat meal on Saturday. But it was a doozy, at L’Ecole in NYC. I recommend the place if you’re an adventurous eater.
As usual, if you have suggestions, leave a comment, or reach me at “art (at) abclarke.com”.
Basically more of the same:
- Continue rest, rest, resting the leg.
- Keep swimming. Target is 4 times per week.
- Keep doing the upper-body and core lifting, and keep with light leg work.
- Keep 2,000-2,250 calories-per-day target to keep weight under control.
- Keep smiling.
No changes to data presentation this week. As with last week, data is presented in SOAP Note format.
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“I recommend the place if you’re an adventurous eater”. Since when are you an “adventurous eater”?
You’re joking I assume? There is nothing on this planet that is currently consumed by other people that I am not willing to try at least once! I usually order in restaurants by asking the waiter or waitress to just surprise me with their personal favorite dish.
At L’Ecole (a restaurant where the cooks and waiters are all students at the French Culinary Institute in NYC), it got me an amazing meal, and two deserts, and free cookies. They were that excited to have free reign 🙂