Monday, February 11, 2013
Training 02/04 - 02/10
Again, I had a better week with some walking and even a short bike ride. I've continued my treatment with the chiropractor which includes a bit of strength work, some core, and a lot of stretching. At this point he says the problem is largely the lack of flexibility in my hamstrings and glutes. So lots of stretching...
This week besides that work I:
Tuesday - 3.5 miles in 1:10. I walked over to the park and through for a little while before returning. Had to walk up the very big 11th mile Half-Marathon hill.
Wednesday - 3.18 miles in 58 minutes. I walked through campus because I wanted to avoid traffic noise because I was listening to a book on tape.
Saturday - 3.0 in 1:00. Went for a walk at Wells Branch with my friend LD. Not challenging for either of us but a good walk and no pain.
Sunday - 3.2 in 58. A little neighborhood walk. I thought the family was going to go for a bike ride so I stayed close to home. My map ended up looking a little like a flower.
Sunday - 3.5 miles in 18 minutes. I've been wanting to see how I do on the bike. The chiropractor gave me the ok but said to ride about 1/3 as usual the first time and maybe 1/2 as long as usual the second. I went just under 20 minutes and FELT NO PAIN! I'm very excited about that. I came home and stretched and then iced.
--I have two more chiropractor appointments this week. It's a doctor heavy week as the kids both have dentist appointments and their annual well child checks too.
--I've raised $1790 for Livestrong which is well above my hopes and expectations. I'm very happy with that total. A few people have said that they will donate but once I get to this point, I've nagged enough. They will give or they won't...
--Runkeeper updated their app to allow more options for time and distance triggers. I'm thrilled as it was one of the thing that irritated me. I like the trigger to give me a cue but the longest time you could wait between triggers was 5 minutes. Now you can choose up to 30 minutes or up to every 10 miles (why would you even want a trigger at 10 miles?).