Morning Spin - 75 mins - 5 x 10 min big ring intervals.
Eh, these suck first thing in the morning. I might not be so bad if I was able to down some breakfast and allow digestion to take place, but who has time for that? Instead I popped a GU and off I went. Each 10 minute interval was done in the hardest gear focusing on smooth pedal strokes and power. Big ring intervals wattage ranged from 180-200 watts with 5 min recoveries between 135-150.
Work was uber busy as always, all the Spring 09 product is arriving. I feel like an elf around Christmas time. Planning and buying, then creating and processing all the toys. I was able to check out the TYR line today, I'm totally in love with their Jungle Trikini top and Monokini bottom. I am so going to rock bikini bottoms in a race this year. I've got the legs so why the hell not?
Post work I hit the pool again for an aqua jog - which might just be the death of me soon.
60 min aqua run
10 min warm up jog
10 min of drills - a$$ kickers, high knees and quick turn over.
10 x 50 yard sprints - I envisioned my legs where piston on an Formula One car revving at 17,000 RPMs. This %#$ was hard! HR reached I 178 during the sprints and that all I really had left after the morning spin session.
5 mins of more drills
10 min easy cool down run
I recovered in the hot tub. I have found that the jets work very well on massaging my IT Band. Felt soooooo good. Post workout I recovered with a bad ass frosty, I don't remember the last time I had one - it was blissful.
My quads are seriously swollen and achy. I wore my Zoot compression recovery tights all day and have iced on and off. I'm going to finish the night off with some pilates and the foam roller. I hope it helps.
I picked up some Valerian and Kava Root tonight. I'm going to try Valerian tonight to see if it helps my sleep. The insomnia has been getting worse. 2 hours after sleep I'm awake, and I keep waking up every 2-3 hours. To make matters worse the nightmares about running have returned. I'm now rounding off the 6th week of not running. I still don't feel comfortable trying, in fact I fear it. The pain has been present for so long I fear it will never go away. In my dreams I see a vivid picture of muscle tearing, I also fall on my leg over and over and over again. I wish they would go away. I wish I could run again. I wish a lot of things. I'm lucky that I am a driven person and have the motivation to step one positive foot in front of another. Because for the most part, I've realized I can't count on my friends. Well my real friends, the VERY few that have offered to meet me for swims or spins. It's disappointing, I signed up for this IM with a huge pretty close (or what I thought was close) group, I thought they would have been more supportive. Actions speak louder then words.....