Or, in the pool anyway. I figured a swim workout was the perfect way to get back into the groove. Today's workout was a 700 yard time trial. I warmed up for 200 yards, rested a couple of minutes and off I went. My time was 12:32 which works out to 1:47 per 100. This is very slow considering that I was averaging much closer to 1:40 per 100. I knew I did not have the zip - still feeling run down from the Mary, but much better than the last couple of days. I concentrated on form and worked it as hard as I could. Overall, it felt great to get a workout in. I will do my Xfit workout tonight and see how that goes. I'm not expecting to break any records, but it feels good to get going again.
I'm hopeful that I will get outside this weekend to ride. I have been checking out the roads and other than the road that I live on, they look pretty clear. Sand is kicked off to the side pretty well.
Calves are still sore, but much better - I'm hopeful that I can start my running drills tomorrow.
The more I think about it the more I know I was running exactly the way Max said I was. Here I was thinking I corrected my bad habits only to find out that I formed some new ones.
When I tell people that I don't run right they look at me like I have two heads. They just can't get their minds wrapped around the fact that running is a skill. The assumption is that we are born knowing how to run - so not true!
SECOND WORKOUT - worked late today. This is the norm now. Worked out when I got home (11:30 p.m.). Deadlift 70% of max x 5, 10 burpees and 15 squats AMRAP in 15 minutes. I manged 6 full, 7 of the deadlifts and 7 reps into the 7th round of burpees. My legs were burning - still tired, tight and sore, but they actually felt better after the workout. I am writing this the day after and my legs definately feel a lot better - still some soreness in the calves and hamstrings are tight, but definately much better - I can actually walk normal today (I felt like an old man on Monday and Tuesday).
CHI Running book came - need to find some time to squeeze reading this in.