04.13.10 — One Legged Drills

Type: One Legged Drills
Distance: 19.68 miles
Time: 60:33
TSS: 43.3
Average Watts: 145 watts
Normative Power: 148 watts
Average Heart Rate: 125 bpm
Total Work: 523 kJ

Before I get into the ride, I did get my 10.0 mile run in last night. I actually tweaked my right Achilles Tendon at about mile 8.0 and should have quit my run then. I was running uphill, but nothing that I haven’t done to date. It was a really weird little ping that happened. The pain wasn’t acute, more like a dull ache that just got worse and worse. When all I did was run five or six years ago, I would have this type of injury from time to time. It would be gone within the week of taking it a little easy. I went to bed last night with high hopes that it would be gone in the a.m.

I woke up this morning and the pain was gone. I started walking around and it was there at about 50% of the strength that it was when I went to bed last night. I tried stretching it a little and my legs let me know immediately that was a bad idea. I went down to the basement to jump on the trainer with the intention of just pedaling a little to see how it would hold up. There was some pain, so I settled on one-legged drills with my left leg. My left leg is a little weaker than my right, so that is the plan until the AT starts feeling a little better. I am hopeful that by Friday it is back where it needs to be.

Until then, I am going to replace all of my runs with swims. Friday I am supposed to have a long run, so I am going to ride long instead. The weather should be nice, so it will be a good opportunity to get some additional miles under my belt. I will stay away from accelerations and just take it easy. As long as there is no pain in my AT, I think this will work well. I just need to look at it as my taper has begun a little early. I am not worried about this hurting my race. Here is how it went down this morning:

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...