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Training Log Archive: schnitzer

In the 7 days ending May 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling4 6:17:55 68.54(5:31) 110.3(3:26) 400
  Bounding2 8:00
  Total6 6:25:55 68.54 110.3 400
  [1-5]3 4:43:10

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Friday May 21 #

12 PM


Tried to follow the advice of the physio and did some self-treatment this morning. This generally involved massaging/stretching the calf muscle and manhandling my ankle from left to right afterwards. Went for a lunch walk to test it out - went ok, seems to have loosened up a bit.

Thursday May 20 #

1 PM

Cycling intervals (road/xc) 2:05:45 [1] 38.2 km (3:18 / km) +345m 3:09 / km
shoes: maxxis ikon

Turfing again, left the fats on and tried to choose more trail options because of that. Worked hard.
6 PM


Tried to walk around some orienteering training with Hugo but ankle not good this evening. Had to get Beth to take over and went and sat in the car all depressed like.

Tuesday May 18 #

11 AM

Cycling (road/xc) 1:15:45 [0] 17.3 km (4:23 / km)
shoes: maxxis ikon

Switched over to the fats and went out on the trails with Hugo's friend's Dad - we've been talking about doing this for ages.

Really easy and social with a sandwhich stop at Strålsjön.
6 PM

Bounding 5:00 [1]

A bit longer on the trampoline today, ankle seemed better. Probably because I've not been pushing it too hard on long, fast walks.

Followed by comprehensive ankle rehab.

Monday May 17 #

6 PM

Cycling intervals (road/xc) 2:32:25 [1] 49.8 km (3:04 / km)
shoes: schwalbe marathon

Mammoth Turf session. Pleased with how this didn't really tire me out, low avg HR too but still nearly 20kph. Must be improving.

Sunday May 16 #

12 PM

Bounding 3:00 [0]

Now that we have moved house and there is no longer any risk of overstating when we say 'we have a garden', we finally bought a trampoline for the kids. A beast too - 4.5m diameter.

Anyway I did wonder if bouncing on it would be good rehab for the ankle so I tried it and after only a few minutes my right calf muscle was obviously working very hard. Might be too soon for that, will have to ask to physio.

Waking up the next morning it was obvious that it wasn't only my right calf muscle that was working hard! A quick search on the internet and bouncing is considered to be good, all-round exercise. So maybe not just for the kids after all.
8 PM

Cycling (road/xc) 24:00 [0] 5.0 km (4:48 / km) +55m 4:33 / km
shoes: schwalbe marathon

Really easy, leg loosening session.

Saturday May 15 #

4 PM

(rest day)

Well not a bad first week of proper training. Sure I may have gone a bit mad with this turf business but I'm hoping it provides the motivation to gradually build up fitness and try and get some of this weight off. It has after all become fairly clear that regular, long walks will not be possible for a while yet.

One thing is for sure, if the amount of BS I'm writing on AP is anything to go by it does seem that I've got some enthusiasm back for training again. It's been a dark period if I'm being completely honest and of course not just health and fitness-wise either. I'm going to grab any indication of 'turning the corner' with both hands.

Comprehensive ankle rehab - a little bit swollen from working in the garage earlier but ok with this.

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