My apologies for ghosting you for the past few days. I’ve been nose-deep in blog/hosting issues. I hate dealing with that stuff. I’ll be doing a chat with Bluehost and they’ll start spewing out words that I have no idea what it means. Thankfully, Ron speaks that language so I passed my troubles on to him.
Maybe I should spew out my own terms like PR, DNF, BQ just so they can fell my pain.
I’m back online so let’s get back to last week’s workouts.
Last week’s workouts were all about transitioning from “shorter” uphill mountain races to training for my first 50k. It came as a good time considering I needed some downtime from running to make sure my sprained ankle from Loon Mountain was good to go.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
16.2 mile bike ride
With this being transition week, I had the option of doing whatever I wanted to reset and recharge before 50k training officially starts.
Since my ankle was still puffy, I took the opportunity to jump on my bike for a ride down to the Bay. I like cycling but cars are a scary thing. Why is it so different than running? Maybe because we are going faster?
Am I the only one who has visions of their front tire flying off while zooming down a mega hill? Only me? Cool.
25 minute fast paced dog walk
20 minutes strength training
I thought about hitting the gym this morning but opted for sleeping in and getting a mini workout at home. Next week starts training again so they’ll be plenty of time to hit the gym.
Good news – my ankle bone became visible again today!
4.2 mile SUP paddle
Kyle and I usually meet up once a week to run but with this being transition week and me taking it easy with my ankle, we opted for SUP (stand up paddleboard if you didn’t know) around Duck’s Head. It was a foggy morning to start with water smooth as glass. You know you are among geeky runner friends when we both were so excited to track our paddle with our GPS watches. If you are wondering, we cruised along the little islands at a brisk pace of 2.0 mph. Obviously, we had a very large wake behind our vessels.
15.2 mile bike ride
I took my bike for another spin. It was a hazy, hot and humid morning so the breeze on the bike was quite lovely. And I still thought about my front tire flying off while going down hill.
FYI – bike pics aren’t nearly as fun as taking Runfies. #justsaying
30 minute walk turned run
I intended to take Max for a fast paced dog walk but after 5 minutes of walking, I thought I’d test out my ankle with some easy running. It’s amazing how one week off from running can feel so weird those first few steps. My ankle initially felt tight at first but loosened up with time. The swelling is still there but mostly gone. There was no pain so that’s a good sign.
This is definitely not how I had planned on how I’d be kicking off 50k training but I’m excited to get back to a training plan. You don’t hear this much from runners but I’ve missed the strength training and the gym. Obviously, I’ve missed running, too. Here’s to running ALL the miles in the next few months.
How was your week in workouts?
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