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Week 25 Review

This has actually been a fairly solid week of around 10.5 hours, which is on track for this time of year. Considering my knee pain, that’s an achievement. I had only planned to fit in 9 hours, but I managed more without having to overreach.

I saw my RMT in the middle of the week, and he reckoned there wasn’t any meniscus damage and that movement was a good thing – and I’m hoping that he’s right, things do seem to be on the mend. Saturday saw a 2.5hr ride followed by a 6k tempo run, and then Sunday saw a 16k long(ish) run. Good solid weekend, that’s what we need.

Coming week might be awkward as DW is away in Ontario for work and so I’ll be solo’ing chores, animals, kids etc. Looks like I may miss my one weekly swim, which is a royal pain. Can’t be helped though. Plan is pretty much the same as this week, maybe extending the long bike and long run at the weekend, just a bit. If I can top 11 hours, it will be plenty.

I think adding a little bit of tempo and pace into some workouts now is a good thing. Reminding the legs what it’s all about. Fairly soon, I want to re-introduce the midweek, midlong run at goal race pace, maybe this will wait until the Build phase from week 20 though. For that, I’m also thinking to do some hill reps rather than just straight 1k intervals. The long run needs to increase to the 25k range, and overall weekly mileage over 50km. Cycling plan is good for now, with the Tour of Sufferlandria coming up in week 21. Next couple of weeks, aim for a long-ish Saturday ride 3 or 3.5 hours. Once we’re into February, we’re into Build, and if I can get outside for a long ride or two it would be great, hope for a couple of 100k rides.

January 5, 2013

“Don’t panic, Mr. Mainwaring. Don’t panic…”

Touch wood, not counting chickens before they hatch in the same basket, or speaking too soon, but this blasted knee seems to be mending. That will be because I booked an appointment with my RMT. There’s no more certain way of getting rid of symptoms of anything, than booking an appointment with a specialist… it’s the way of the world, tries to make out that I’m some kind of hypochondriac, same all my life. I’ve rarely gone to see a doctor, because I know that the very act of thinking about it is enough to clear minor ailments, and I have reserved actually going ahead and making an appointment for the more non-trivial ailments, that usually does the trick. I’ll be as right as rain come Wednesday, you just see. Unless I purposely try to make sure that I have something to complain about – like setting off for a 10k run tomorrow or something, hohoho.

So, yes, I managed a fairly relaxed 2 hours on the bike this afternoon. Watching triathlon videos on youtube rather than training workouts. Easy-ish spinning, no out of the saddle nonsense, and it really seems to have helped! Knee feels almost back to normal…

Also managed a great core / stretching / upper workout with a range of floor exercises, rolling pin pain application to the quads and some swim cords work. I feel a great deal better about the world tonight, than I did when I woke up, which is always a good thing.

All I need is a good couple of hours training tomorrow and my totals won’t be too bad :-)