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Training Log Archive: Linear Ice

In the 7 days ending Apr 9, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 3:19:00 16.38 26.36 101
  Orienteer1 1:00:00 3.0(20:00) 4.83(12:26)
  Elliptical1 45:00
  Total6 5:04:00 19.38 31.19 101

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Saturday Apr 9, 2011 #

2 PM

Run 30:00 [3] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi) +101m 9:03 / mi
shoes: Asics2

From home to St. Louis zoo, walked around and looked at the animals for a while (not included in distance) and ran back.

Friday Apr 8, 2011 #

Run (River road) 30:00 [3]
shoes: Asics2

Loons were crying out across the St. Croix on my early morning run this morning.

Good start to a day, but now found out my horse Spirit may have spinal injury and doesn't know where his back feet are, may have to be put down soon. Sad for Spirit and me, and I have a devastated daughter who can't function today as a result. She told me he is one of her best friends (got him when she was 9). We'll see if the anti-inflammatories and other meds help long enough that she can see him again.

Run (treadmill) 20:00 [3] 2.28 mi (8:46 / mi)
shoes: Asics2

a little soreness, where's the magic?
(Had another 40 minute session with Dr. Xiao earlier today, I see online that he's the author of the soon to be made into a movie , ever popular bookYan Jiu Xing Xue Xi Shu Xi Bai Fa: Yan Jiu Xing Xue Xi De Zu Zhi Yu Guan Li = Yanjiuxing Xuexi Baifa)

Thursday Apr 7, 2011 #

Run (River road backwards) 52:00 [3] 5.1 mi (10:12 / mi)
shoes: Asics2

Early day loop, everything felt great and relaxed and almost back to normal with only a little essence d'AT


Acupuncture - having tried most everything else (skimping a little on toddp's prescription of 3 ice baths per day), I found myself a Chinese Dr of Acupuncture. In the last few weeks I have been heavily massaging my tendons as well as my calf muscles.... to the point of bruising sometimes, and my right AT seems "fixed". Left had lingering pain and morning soreness for SURE, but the cure of the right, left me thinking that perhaps it wasn't 100% the tendon that was the problem.. maybe some other stuff affecting the tendon.
What he did: I got about six needles in each leg, electric wires attached and pulsing shocks (2/sec). Some needles were on the achilles, some in the middle of the calf, not sure what else cause it's hard to tell when you're on your stomach face down. Shock treatment lasted about 30 minutes. That was it. (Oh, except for some herbs he put on after with a bandage... but that seems almost more quacky to me; maybe I'll be a convert some day).
Lying on your stomach with electric needles in your legs is surprisingly relaxing and I fell asleep during the process. Afterwards... almost no pain in AT, and later that evening couldn't even pinch for pain. Morning felt much better too, not the characteristic stiffness. I'll go back for more treatments, 2/week for a while. I believe it's helping, but if it doesn't, I can still fall back on magnets, crystals, church or amputation. Unfortunately, I think insurance will only cover the latter. (It DOES cover acupuncture!)

Tuesday Apr 5, 2011 #

Elliptical 45:00 [3]

Elliptical due to my injury whispering "ow"

Monday Apr 4, 2011 #

Run (River road loop+) 1:07:00 [3] 6.0 mi (11:10 / mi)
shoes: Asics2

River road loop, then a 1/2 mile jaunt into the State Park, ran across the open fields which were lumpy as always but vegetation was flattened so it was (for once) runnable and good practice. Uphill too. Lots of uphills today, no walking. Slow.
Alice got her first jump in the river of the year, too.
Times are all going to be estimates for a while, I have no desire to watch the watch while I'm just glad to be making progress with building back up.

Sunday Apr 3, 2011 #

Orienteer (Control setting) 1:00:00 [3] 3.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics2

Warm, sunny day... despite the thunderstorm forecast.
More fumbling around than moving around setting the controls, ran across a couple of swamp areas to check them out. (Okay, and cause I made a mistake and had to run back and switch control numbers).

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