Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Update

Cycling:  In the last week I have been back on the bike for a couple of easy rides to see if I can resume training...  the swelling in my leg has subsided and appears to be 100% gone now.  I am ramping up the work level but still not going 100% because there is no sense in shocking it and risking a recurrence.  The annoying aspect is that the doctors never fully figured it out so I am nervous it will come right back as I resume....  Oh well, time will tell...


Running:  I have been able to resume running as well.  I am taking it even slower in that department as it represents the biggest test of my skin and leg.  If something will go wrong it is usually when I am running.  So far it has been fine, but I have been using the treadmill (softer) and going in short bursts of 10mins or less.  It feels fine and soon I will "go for it" a bit more...  I am thinking of doing a short "race" with Sacha this weekend - it's tradition (once a year) and should be a good (but not too hard) test for my leg.

Swimming:  I continue to get out in the ocean three times a week at least.  It has been my saving grace during this period.  We now regularly get 6-8 people out at B.Bay.  For info click HERE.  I have totally found my love for swimming.  Today we had a strong current making us work extra hard.  I would love to know more about the currents and tides at B.Bay - they seem utterly random to me...  

Overall:  I would say that my upper body could use a rest...  with all the swimming,  and workouts that avoided leg strain, it has seen a lot of work over the last while.  I think my fitness is ok mostly due to the swimming, but there is going to be a definite effort involved in recovering some lost speed and power on the bike and it has been AGES since I ran properly.  These will come back with time but I need to be patient...

The logos are from the Olympic pictograms from 1968 Mexico City Olympics.  

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5 comments:

Vincent said...

glad to see your back at running and biking. Hopefully I'll be out to the swim on friday

matt mccluskey said...

Glad to hear you're getting better. Still troubling that the Dr. didn't know what it was.

Jill Costantino said...

Congrats on the come back!
Looking forward to swimming B. Bay in August with you guys. I'm hoping to NOT swallow as much salt water as I did last time!

Missy said...

And I'm sure if recovery goes as planned, you'll be smoking it very soon. I have no doubt. Wish I could go swim with all yous guys!!!

Ryan Denner said...

nice dude. I totally hear you when you say ocean swimming can make you find your love for swimming!