Got That Healing Feeling -- Log
Feeling alright, several days after el crasho. The odd little ache here and there, and a little weirdness with my back, but i believe it should all be fine...hopefully i'm not just optimistic!
The arm is now a nice big, fat scab, and the hip is more yellow and purple...it was quite swollen, but that's diminished, and the purple spread down my leg, but it's not painful or anything...not sure what the story there is! Sleeping sucks tho, since i lay on my side.
Been a decent week for training, on Monday did a 20min run and worked my back and biceps. Tuesday went for a 2hr ride, did Stelly's Loop, nothing fancy since i hadn't been on the bike for a few days..didn't get to the gym that evening as planned, so still haven't done my 1RM bench press, to see if i can press my body weight (150lbs.)
Wed did another 20 min run, worked chest and triceps, rest day today.
The running has been interesting...i've never run much before, but it's actually starting to feel pretty good! On Wed, my average heart rate was several beats lower, and my time was 15 seconds faster (i do the same loop each time.) Brandon also asked me if i wanted to enter the Times Colonist 10k at the end of April -- his office will sponsor me, so i just gotta go and run..so i said 'what the heck'. It's only 30mins more running than i normally do..hahaha (I ran 10k once by accident - i got lost! Did it in 50mins tho.)
On another note, i finished the poster for the GVVA (Velodrome Association), and it looks very good! It's to put up in bike shops, etc, to promote the sport. One guy at the meeting said it was the best poster he'd ever seen! (I'm guessing he means for track racing.) Everyone else was quite happy with it, so that's leaving a pretty nice feeling on me.
Training for the rest of the week looks like:
Fri - another 20min run, workout shoulders and neck
Sat - 3hr ride with Sarah, and hopefully Brandon if he's up to it (injured knee)
Sun - 3hr ride with the Burnside group (pretty high intensity usually)
I'll prolly repeat this schedule next week, but hopefully make it to the gym on Tuesday...haven't been for a few weeks, would like to hammer my legs a few more times.
That's it for now, keep on riding! =)