A slightly better week. But OMG I am half way through my plan?!?!
Swim : 2 miles/ 1:30 (swimming and aqua jogging)
Bike: 89 miles / 6:08
Run: 0 (but I did 8.6 miles / 2:15 on the elliptical)
Total: 100/ 9:54
I did my best to do something this week. I made a pact that every time my butt hits the saddle I had to stay on until I did 20 miles. I also tried using the elliptical at the gym to keep doing something that resembles running but doesn’t aggravate my IT band. The pool continued to be a real challenge. The pain in my rib cage, chest, and back was just too much for regular swimming so I tried to do some water jogging. I need some grippy shoes because the pool floor was kind of slippery. But I did make it out to the coast for 50 beautiful (but slower) miles on Sunday. It was my first time back on the bike out side since the crash, and I am happy to report I like my new handle bars!
This week is about trying to run again. I had a realization that CRAP, I have an triathlon on Sunday and I have to run 6 miles? OMG, how am I gonna do that? It is also about trying to have a few more workouts that make me smile (there haven’t been too many smiles on the Dailymile from me lately).
I also just realized that I am half way through my 20 week plan for Ironman St. George. I am not where I would like to be at this point but I hope that in about three more weeks I will be at 95% of what I was before the crash. I need to have a realistic time from for recovery and remember the success I have had in the past. Right now that (and some awesome cheerleaders) is what I have to get me trough a tough time both physically and emotionally.