- tue: Rehab walk/jog. Ran 2.1 miles. A little better today. About 70 percent easy jog with walk breaks. I sped up a few times to 9:00 pace but could feel my calf start to complain so I slowed down right away.
The sad part is that I can feel that in the last 7 weeks my conditioning has slipped more than I would have liked, even those brief 9:00 mm paces brought my heart rate up too far.
- wed: Rehab walk/jog. Ran 2.0 miles. This went terrible. My right calf cramped up about a mile out and I had to limp back. I then spent a long time rolling, massaging and stretching but it didn’t really help. I am limping around the office now. Very depressed about the whole thing.
- thu: Lynnfield-Wakefield-Reading-Andover-Middleton. Rode 38.3 miles for 158 minutes at 14.47 mph. Five town ride, mosty in the pouring rain. Other than that it was a great ride and a much needed long endurance effort. I miss my long runs 🙂
- sat: Another diaster. Ran 1.5 miles. I attempted a 2 mile walk/jog. My right calf started hurting as soon as I began jogging. I thought.. well maybe coddling this pain is the mistake and I just need to ignore it. a 1/4 mile later I practically fell over from the pain and just sat down on the side of the road. I won’t admit to tearing up in a little pity party sitting there, but I was pretty miserable. I limped home very, very slowly.