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In the 7 days ending Jan 30:

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  orienteering1 1:40:21 3.91(25:40) 6.29(15:57) 173
  Total1 1:40:21 3.91(25:40) 6.29(15:57) 173

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Tuesday Jan 26 #

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Bit overdue to lay out some training goals for the year, but here we go. No idea what the summer will bring in terms of travel and racing opportunity, and 2020 was a rough year both physically and mentally, so I definitely need to do better. The PT for my foot is going well so far, with another month or two at least, so plan there is to ease back into running, starting with 2x/week, probably just 2-3 miles at a time and see how the foot feels in 3-4 weeks.

Started making reservations to use the indoor pool at least 2x/week, as well. I let myself get out of swimming practice once the outdoor pool closed because the indoor pool seemed like a higher risk, but realistically, hardly anyone is ever there, so I think the risk is acceptable.

I'm still not comfortable with using the drill hall for indoor workouts, the ventilation was always poor there, even in the before times. But, I have the rower at home, as well as an indoor trainer for my bike, so no excuses even on cold or rainy days. And I have good, warm bike clothing as well, so I really need to just HTFU and ride outside, too.

2019 was a good year for me, in terms of getting back into shape, and even somewhat competitive on the local tri circuit, so that seems like a good place to start as far as overall goals. If I can get back my 2019 levels of fitness by the end of this year, that will put me in a good spot for 2022, when hopefully we'll see a return to a more robust racing schedule, and maybe even be able to plan for things more than a month in advance.

Sunday Jan 24 #

Event: QOC Wheaton
 
11 AM

orienteering 1:40:21 [3] 3.91 mi (25:40 / mi) +173m 22:34 / mi
ahr:130 max:192

Objectively not a great course for me today- just mentally wasn't in the game at all. But, on the bright side, my foot didn't start to hurt until the last 2 or 3 controls, and even then it wasn't the excruciating pain that I've had. More like a 4 or 5 on the pain scale, so that's a huge win. And it went away fairly quickly once I finished instead of lingering all afternoon. I've been seeing a PT for about 2 weeks now, 2x/week, for ultrasound and stretching of the foot, and after each session I'm completely pain free for at least the next 2-3 days, which is a HUGE improvement. And I can walk right afterward, too, which is a nice change from the cortisone shots (that seemed to wear off after a month or so, anyway).

So, all in all, not a great outing, but lots of cause for hope that this year will be better and I might actually be able to make some progress and not have to have foot surgery. Also, being able to walk without feeling like there's a sharp rock under my foot with every step has been magical.

Katherine had a nice time on the first half of the white course, then decided she was tired and wanted to go back (from just about the furthest point on her course, naturally), but she managed to make it back under her own power. I figured that 2.8k was pushing it for her little legs and attention span, but hey, she's only 4, so not bad! We also promised her that she'd get to play on the playground, but by the time I got back, she'd just finished her snack and we needed to start heading home to meet up with a friend who was coming over to help us with fixing up the drywall in preparation for re-painting the home office, so she was disappointed by that. I'd assumed that the white course would take her over by that side of the park and she'd just play until it was time to come back to the car, but it seems all of the courses stayed more on the other side of the park.

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