Nude Numbers are my weekly progress reports on my fitness goals. See About Running Naked for the philosophies involved.
Week 2 of the new plan leading to my Triathlon in Philly on June 22th. And right at the start, problem: I either pulled a muscle in my left-calf on a run yesterday or I tore something (likely somewhere in between). Yikes. Rest planned for next week to recover.
I missed Saturday and Sunday’s workouts due to guests being in town, but otherwise got back on the horse on Monday. On Tuesday on my long-run, I got a sharp sudden pain in my left-calf. I’m limping today and on rest and no-running for at least a week.
Blue lines == actuals; Gray areas == my target range for that week.
Note: Where are all the graphs? I’ve run into an Excel 2007 ‘bug’ or feature where you can’t have multiple pivot tables of the same Excel ‘table’ so I need to rebuild my spreadsheet for the new plan. Grumble. Not sure how to fix this.
Well, apart from the pull/tear, things were looking good. Alas, one step forwards, two steps back. I hope to resume swimming pretty soon, but I’m going to lay off the bike and run for a few weeks at least.
Rest until I have no more pain in calf. Then carefully resume swimming and upper-body weight work. Wait at least 2 weeks before running again, and then go slowly. If I can recover, I can still do the tri, as my bike/run endurance is pretty good. In a way, this is a nice signal to focus on swimming J
I’m planning to try (again) for the NYC Marathon in November. If you’re interested in running either with me, let me know. Also, if anyone is interested in doing the Philly Triathlon (June) with me, or the Marin Century (August) with me, you’re welcome to join the team!
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Thanks for reading.