>> Saturday, July 03, 2010
I wanted this post to be an update on the last 3 weeks of workouts since the Liberty Olympic Distance Triathlon. But I’ve really only been lifting weights, doing core work, and hitting the pool. Lots of swimming.
I noted about 2 weeks ago that I hurt something in my foot at Liberty. I didn’t feel anything during the race, but the next morning my foot HURT like a mother. I thought it was pain on the bottom of my foot just in front of the heel, but when I went poking around, the pain was actually on top of my foot. It would just SEEM to hurt on the bottom from being on my feet all day. Here’s where the pain was:
(You can also see how nicely my leg hair has been growing over the last 3 weeks...)
Sunday June 13 - Saturday June 19: A total of 2 trips to the Y to lift and do core, and then some camping with the in-laws. Just took it easy. But I was in a lot of pain this week.
Sunday June 20 - Saturday June 26: This was a week of “forced rest.” I taught a class on Stout’s Island in central WI. It’s a 13 acre Island that contains a number of cabins and a great lodge. On the island, I taught a digital photo class to 10 adults for the week. It was a BLAST, and everyone had great feedback on the course.
I was much busier with the class than I thought I’d be, so I didn’t have time to take many photos myself. Here are a few that I got during my time on Stout’s Island (where I learned that I have a “thing” for Adirondack chairs):
At the end of the dock at the boathouse
Playing with an f/1.4 prime lens (if you know what that means, we can be friends)
Bell-tower at the lodge
The lodge on Stout’s Island
A 30 second exposure one night just after a storm
My students and I around the fire pit on our last night (I’m the 4th from the left)
My students and I at the boathouse waiting to catch the ferry back to the mainland
Pharmie and Matt heading to shore
Pharmie and Matt chatting for a moment before heading back out for a little more
And at the end of that week, I went for an EASY 3 mile run with Pharmie just to test my foot. It was just a LITTLE achy the next morning, but it felt good. I told myself, “OK, you’ve got no big race planned in the near future, so do the right thing and just take another week off to get this foot healed up.” So that’s what I did.
Sunday June 27 - Saturday July 3: A couple of swims, and some good upper body / core work.
- Monday: 1800 yards in 28:35 (1:35.29 / 100), and then some kick drills after.
- Tuesday: short run with Pharmie, and good upper body / core workout.
- Wednesday: 3000 yard OWS at Square Lake with the gang.
- Thursday: great core workout.
- Friday: 3 x 500 in the pool (7:41 / 500 average), some kick drills, and good upper body workout.
- Saturday (today): nothing. Day off. Yay!
Wednesday, at Sqaure Lake, Steve H was zipping up my wetsuit. He zipped a little too far and the zipper popped open. But he didn’t ruin it; he just taught me that I had a quick-release zipper! I NEVER knew that!! I’ve had that wetsuit for 3 years and have done 8 triathlons in it (from Olys, to Halfs, to full IMs), and I NEVER knew I had a quick-release! Everyone at Square teased me. ;)
Here are 2 photos I took after we had just finished up our 54:00 lap around the lake:
Julia, Steve H, Dan, and Steve T.
Steve H, Julia, me, Steve T, and Dan
Next week I’ll try running / biking again. Don’t worry - I’ll ease into it so I don’t hurt something else. I think my foot is ready.
Monday, I’ll announce the winner of the “Foxy Moxie / Ryde for Real” giveaway. If you haven’t entered, you still have about 12 hours! Scroll down 3 posts or click here and leave a comment.
And on Tuesday, I’ll have a NEW giveaway!! So check back soon! Happy weekend!!