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Training Log Archive: ginger

In the 7 days ending Feb 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  swimming2 1:50:00 2.61(42:09) 4.2(26:11)
  orienteering1 1:30:00 4.1(21:57) 6.6(13:38)
  biking1 55:00 16.0(3:26) 25.75(2:08)
  strength/core1 20:00
  Total4 4:35:00 22.71 36.55

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Wednesday Jan 29 #

swimming 50:00 [3] 2.0 km (25:00 / km)

Tuesday Jan 28 #

biking (Stationary trainer) 55:00 intensity: (25:00 @3) + (20:00 @4) + (10:00 @5) 16.0 mi (3:26 / mi)

strength/core 20:00 [3]

Monday Jan 27 #

swimming 1:00:00 [3] 2.2 km (27:16 / km)

Sunday Jan 26 #

orienteering 1:30:00 [1] 4.1 mi (21:57 / mi)

Woke up not feeling great, but not dying, and my calf wasn't giving me too much trouble, so I figured I'd dress warm so I wouldn't feel too pressured to run fast, and drop down to brown, in the interest of reducing overall distance and climb. This worked reasonably well, until control #5, conveniently about as far as I could possibly get from the finish. Sure enough, I didn't pay enough attention, and ended up putting too much weight on my right leg, and my calf seized up and felt like someone had stabbed me in the leg. I half expected to look down and see that my Achilles had snapped, it hurt so bad. Sat down for a few minutes trying to figure out how best to get back to the finish, and pretty quickly realized there was nothing else to do but start walking back along the trail. That took about an hour, and by the time I got to #8, my calf was loosening up enough that I thought I might try to go to the rest of the controls, but then my neuroma in my left foot (because of course I wasn't wearing my orthotic) started acting up, and it felt like I had a small sharp stone in my shoe right under the ball of my foot. Saw Kathleen on the way back, and we agreed that if you were going to be injured, it was better to do it when the weather was fairly nice and you at least got to be out in the woods, so it definitely could have been worse. Then Boris gave me the last of his vitamin M, and I got some tasty Bahn Mi for lunch on the way home, so all in all a good day, anyway. Just need to figure out what's going on with my calf before the weather gets better and it's even more frustrating to not be able to run.

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