Even while lame I need to set my goals for the week. The knee is feeling better but I want to let it fully heal before assaulting it with more endurance work. Err on the side of caution now so I only miss a week or two rather than my March triathlon. The tendon is still a little tender so I am not going to add allot of pressure to it yet. I plan later in the week on trying an hour of light spinning to see how it is progressing. The goal is to get back to where I can bike and run next week and be back in full swing for the last two weeks of this phase of training and the last 2 months of regular training leading into my first triathlon. Its getting a little exciting to realize that soon will be the new year and then only two and a half months leading into my first triathlon.
In light of the injury and my plans to keep this week simple and to get healed up, I figure most of my focus and goals this week will be swimming and some light stretching and upper body workouts.
Week 31 Goals: Lame Knee Style
- 3 Swim workouts each at least 1500 meters
- One swim workout do ladders with a total workout meterage at 2000 meters.
- One swim work out do a set of 1500 meters followed by 5×100 meter sets and 4×50 meter sets totaling 2200 meters.
- Learn a new stroke – I want to try to learn to do backstroke (Anybody got suggestions?)
- 2 Strength Sessions – Upper body and abs and stretching
That is basically the gist of the plan. I am skipping Pilates this week as the wife is taking the car. Also, I want to try and get some light spinning in towards the end of the week to start building up the bum leg muscle and to start rehabbing so I might be able to run and bike the next week. Wednesday is my Birthday so I will eat cake and enjoy it, I already got my birthday and Christmas present in the form of my bike Zero, so I am super happy. Hopefully next week will be back to normal, even though with the holiday it is difficult to get schedules to normalize this time of year. Til next time.