I've been slowly ramping up my running. My knees are still bothering me a bit but the pain is somewhat different. Dr. Sheppard thinks that the nerves around my knee caps are hyper sensitive so the goal now is to calm everything down. He's been doing acupuncture on my knees which is incredibly uncomfortable given there isn't really any fat around my knee caps. But, it seems to be working so I'll suck it up. My gait has also changed a lot which is taxing other leg muscles and elevating my heart rate to a much higher zone than what it would normally be for the pace I'm running. It seems to be getting better though so that means I'm adapting. I actually managed to run 10km on Saturday, which is my first double digit run in about 6 weeks! I was pretty pumped about that.
I had a really busy week at work this week but I still managed to get a few good workouts in, even with a 12 hour shoot day on the Thursday. This is how my week rolled out.
Monday: 3100m swim
Tuesday: 60 minutes strength & physio work
Wednesday: 2100m swim in the a.m. 7.6km run in the p.m.
Thursday: 60 minute ride after work - AFTER a 5:15 am call time and 12 hour shoot day. Woohoo!
Saturday: 10km run
Sunday: 1h 15 minute early morning ride, followed by a 2700m swim.
Total time: 7h 29 minutes. Not bad for a busy week!
I've finally managed to figure out a plan for the next few weeks in terms of building up my running. Now I just need to stick to it!
How was your week of workouts? Who raced this weekend?