Well, week one of IMCDA training is in the books! It was a chilly week one for California, but nothing too crazy. In fact, I must admit that it didn’t feel so much like Ironman training, but rather a week of completely manageable, yet scheduled, workouts. They were all short in distance and time as I get my ankle (and body) back up to speed.
It’s frickin’ freezin in California!
Monday, 1/14: Swim & Long Run
Hot damn it was cold that morning. Shivering on the ledge I took the plunge and just jumped in. Soon I realized that I have a lot of swimming work to do to regain my old fitness and I need to take it easy on my ankle. A majority of the 1,400 yards used the pull buoy.
Also, Mondays (for now) are my long run days to ensure that I have at least one weekend day to spend with Chicken Face. But this “long run” was just 3.5 miles.
Tuesday, 1/15: Indoor Ride
Simply 40 minutes on the trainer, all at 90+ RPM. It still got me nice and sweaty.
Wednesday, 1/16: Swim
Lola is not impressed with these workouts.
1,400 yards with the a mix of regular swimming and the pull buoy. Pretty standard.
Thursday, 1/17: Indoor Ride & Run
Another 40 minute ride on the trainer at 90+ RPM and a 2.5 mile run on the treadmill. Like I said…the turtle wins this race.
Friday, 1/18: Run & Core
With the approval from my PT earlier this week, I got the approval to run outside for the first time in 10+ weeks! I was nervous and frightened that I’d slip and eat in on secret, evil black ice, but alas, I survived 2.5 outdoor miles. But hot damn do I have a lot of work to do. What the hell happened to my speed?
Saturday, 1/19: Long Ride
If only all “long rides” could be an hour on the trainer at 90+ RPM.
Sunday, 1/20: Long Run
As mentioned earlier, all of my long runs are scheduled for Monday. But it was finally a beautiful day and Chicken Face said he’d go with me, so I couldn’t pass it up. We ran 4.2 miles outside, together, very slowly. It was lovely being with him, but the mental games I’m playing on my lack of speed are quite frustrating. Le sigh…patience young one, patience.
I closed out week 1 with:
5 hours and 14 minutes of training:
2,900 yards swimming
35 miles cycling
12.8 miles running
How do you prevent getting frustrated when coming back from an injury?