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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:12 pm 
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thanks. biceps are involved with the shoulders, apparently. who'd a thought.

it's been a long busy week.
sunday:
screwed around on the rollers and trainer, an hour or so
monday:
commute
1 hour trainer ride
legs
upper body pt
felt a weird pull, gave quads a break and went harder on hamstrings
tuesday:
1 hour trainer ride x2
wednesday:
commute
1 hour trainer ride
ubpt
thursday:
every intention of getting a workout in, the holiday conspired against me
friday:
treadmill-
15 min walk 3.5
5 k run ~27 mins (not happy with this time at all
5 min tabata jumprope
ubpt b/bi

i think it's time to get back to that strategy that worked so well for me before of finding at least one little victory i could take from each workout and build on that positivity. i've been feeling pretty down and hopeless about my injuries, it seems like it's been so long, and it has been a hard battle to come back. my health care providers keep assuring me that the reason i have come this far is because i'm putting such commitment into going above and beyond to come back from this. but it's all weighing on me. although i say i don't want to be the person that "was never the same after her injury" i have begun to think that how ever much mind over matter i put into this healing process, there are going to be definite physical things i am going to have to come to terms with eventually. the holiday saw me in a lot of pain. that said, yesterday was the first time i could jumprope since i got hurt. it wasn't pretty, but i did it. i'm gonna hold on to that. yay.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:49 pm 
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saturday:
4 mile run
good stretching session before bed... woke up feeling a little better

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:34 am 
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you can do it viva! In my honest opinion your never exactly the same after a major injury at least in my experience i am not but that's ok. It is a reminder of how far you have come!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:39 am 
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ditto. You really have come such a long way... I don't mean this in a condescending way at all, but I'm really proud of you!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:47 am 
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thanks, lobs. i have come a ways, it is true, but i wanted to be further along by now. mary, i guess you're right, i just want to be able to do what i used to do. i love how supportive you guys are. i'm really lucky to have you!

last sunday:
45 mild ride. really cold
monday:
commute
legs (quad dominant
1 hour trainer ride, massive watts
tuesday:
commute
ubpt ch/tr
1 hour trainer ride, more massive watts
wednesday:
commute
upbt, boring, burned out 1 hr trainer ride
thursday:
double commute
friday:
commute
1 hr trainer ride [lvl ten int]
ubpt random
sataurday:
1 hr trainer ride, easy
sunday:
28 mile ride

the original plan was to train legs two days early in the week, monday quad dominant, wednesday hamstring dominant. so wednesday while training i hit the locker room and realized i just couldn't face weight training my legs that day on top of commuting in such cold and using the trainer without recovery. i skipped it. i dialed it back for the rest of the week, which was a good decision, i think, i have been less ravenously hungry since then. i feel pretty well rested this monday morning. i'll try to amp iyt back up again now, but i think i might need to wait til after solstice to really hit the gas pedal again.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:10 pm 
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been up to pretty much the same old same old. i forced myself to take a couple rest days. one i didn't really have any choice over, it was the day after a VERY cold ride when i pretty much came apart in a freezing headwind that shouldn't have affected me as much as it did. still working around the injuries. fighting a cold right now. i think i might just have to give swimming a longer break than i thought. been running even less... riding the trainer propoportionately more.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:09 pm 
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great day at the gym after a much needed rest. solid hour+ on the trainer, walked a mile 3.7 and weight trained legs without killing myself. i have not ridden outside besides commuting since the awful day of freezing. hopefully i'll get to soon.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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glad to hear you had a great training session after your time off!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:51 pm 
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it was only one full day and a light workout the day before, but wow what a difference. it also felt really different to use weights on my legs after not having ridden seriously for a few days. i was barely sore the next day.

monday:
thirty minute trainer ride
1 mile tread walk 3.8
finished out the that thirty minutes walking backwards at 3
upper body pt and an actual little bit of heavy lifting!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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tuesday:
a little less than an hour riding the trainer, hard, but it kicked my ass, so i called it good
wednesday:
1 hr trainer ride, hard as fuck
1 mile tread walk 3.7
upper body pt, one of my injuries couldn't handle much today, it was like 2 steps backwards, but my core felt strong so that's good i guess.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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sounds like your getting back there woman! good for you!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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yep mary, i am trying so hard to go hard and respect my limits, it is so frustrating and yet has so much potential. i want to overtrain.

thursday:
ran out of time i guess, so i made it fast:
1 mile walk 3.7
2.1 mile run
finished out the forty minutes walking backwards

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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last ride of the year, a shorty, 23 miles. it was so hard to get out there in the freezing cold but i made myself do it as a symbol of ownership over 2010. i was spooked to go out after my last frostbitey ride but i did it. the reward was a beautiful ride, out around under the bridge. my favorite part of the river was dark grey and the sky was pink and purple with pure white mountains on the horizon. it was icy and headwindy. the key word for the next year: courage. i renewed my racing license for 2011 right before i went out. we'll see how that goes. right now i'm off to finish my massive carb replenishment. i'm thinking cookies, pie, and tequila. got to put this year to bed right.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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Happy New Year Lisa!!!!

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Your a brave woman! don't think about courage you already have it! :)

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