Last week was great in some aspect and terrible in others. After being away for a week on vacation, I did not blog last week, as I was stuck catching up my work requirements. I had a solid workout set planned for the week though. Monday started out great. Except missing my first run of the week, I carried over my successful ocean open water swim and completed a mile in the pool without stopping (details here). I followed that with an intense spin session. Then on Tuesday I had a great workout, except my quads felt a little funny while doing leg extensions. Later I did pilates and all felt great. Next morning I woke up and my left leg screamed with pain when I walked. The pain was shooting up from right below my knee cap. A little research later I found that the leg extensions had too much weight and that I had bruised or stressed the patellar tendon. I could be wrong on this, but the tenderness right below the knee and all the signs indicated what I did wrong: too much weight and too many reps. A stupid mistake that will now cost me two weeks of solid workouts.
Besides my current injury, I missed swimming on Friday as I decided to go to a Craig Alexander book signing and Q and A session. This was well worth it in the end, as he was super cool guy and I even got a photograph out of it (Here). Because of the injury I did not get any rides or runs in, so no numbers again this week.
- 1 Spin session
- 1 fateful strength session
- 1 Pilates session
- Swam 2 consecutive 1 mile lap sets, each without stopping (Anybody got any suggestions for workouts?)
- Got to meet Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander
Not much as I am now trying to heal up my injury. It is feeling better, but I will probably wait a week before pushing the running and biking. Just trying to stay positive. Til next time.