Monday: Appointment with my doctor and an X-ray to kick off the week.
Tuesday: I took the day off. Mike advised that the emotional stress of the stress fracture was probably enough to deal with and that I could take the day off if I wanted to. In the end, I was glad to just relax and try to get my mind off my injury.
Wednesday: A morning swim and an evening spin! The rain in the evening kept me inside for the spin, but I was glad to see some friendly HPS faces and have a nice chat. I kept things really light on the bike, but still ended up feeling like my leg was swollen afterwards.
Thursday: A day off since my leg felt the worst it had since the injury began.
Friday: Swim in the morning, almost all pull since kicking has been bothering my leg.
Saturday: In place of my long ride, I did Thursday's interval ride out at the parkway. It was hard, but it felt good to push the pace a bit after feeling so discouraged all week.
|We realized we had to bike to the beach... after putting on our wetsuits!|
Sunday: A fun transition practice with the other Mile 2 Marathon athletes. We did an open water swim which included skills practice (sighting, breathing, beach starts, etc.) and a 400m time trial. I was really happy with my time for the TT - 5:23! Feeling good about where I am on the swim. Then we practiced our other transitions, as well as flying mounts and dismounts. I need to keep practicing those, as evidenced by the bruises all over my right leg, where I was run over by my own bike!