Saturday, October 3, 2009

DOMS, make them go away!

Who gets up at 5:15 for a swim on a Saturday morning? This girl!
AM swim

10 min sauna - I work up uber stiff. I was still stuck with DOMS. I hoped warming up in the sauna would help.

1 x 500 warm up

2 x 25 kickboard
4 x 50 - one arm catch up 25/return 25 high elbow finger drag
2 x 25 kickboard
1 x 200 - 50 a-ok/50-fist/50 karate/50 free
2 x 25 kickboard
1 x 200 pull buoy
2 x 25 kickboard
2 x 100 easy

Main Set
3 x 500s - moderate 8:30s

Total yardage - 3000
10 min cool down sauna - Not sure if the sauna helped or not as my body HURT the whole swim, mostly in the lats and chest. Stupid pushups and attempts at pull ups.

Shortly after....
AM Bike Ride
2 hrs
28.5 miles - 2500+ ft elevation gain
Max HR 175/ Avg HR 145
Max Watts 351/ Norm avg watts 164/ avg watts 133

Oy, it was cold this morning! I lost feeling to my toes quickly :( My body was pretty stiff for the first part of the ride but managed to loosen up as miles went by. The climbing was a nice change. I was able to work my quads (probably the ONLY muscle group that did not hurt) and give my calves and hamstrings a bit of a break. Luckily I had a great riding partner to take my mind away from the ramped up fatigue and massive soreness.

I'll have to re-think this whole crossfit/track stuff. I feel it is taking me too long to recovery from. The pain and high amount of fatigue I am not so keen on.

At some point in the day I turned into this....

I was sober, yet I can't explain it. I think in a prior life I may have been a mexican wrestler. .....hmmm, what would I have called?

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Solution for DOMS is protein, stretch, and do whatever you did more often. More frequent track workouts. Plus, you will be even more badass than you are now. You will have to put #badass after every tweet.