Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Wuss Out

Swim Day

1 x 150- Warm-up
4 x 100- 1:30
1 x 50- Easy
3 x 200- 3:00
1 x 100- Cool down
total- 1300yds

Such a weak sauce looking workout up there. I have to keep telling myself its recovery week. I don't have a lot to say about it (Shock!). It wasn't great, but my head wasn't in it. The words Recovery Week get in to my head and make it hard to pump. I need to be bumping up the set distances. 200s and 300s aren't going to cut it come Big Race day. More on that on distance and stroke days.
*Injury-ish Update*
Ankle is still tender-ish. Iced a lot yesterday, will today too. Pain isn't that bad, at its highest its probably only a three. But you see, I'm Dirtbag Injury Paranoid. Ankles have given me problems in the past. I have the race this weekend and while it is a training day more than an A race, its still a lot of punishment on that joint. Decided to skip my run today and err on the side of caution. Still no swelling or odd coloration in the area, so I could have run on it. But if its a small problem I'd rather give it another 24 hours to get better. (If you listen closely, right now you can hear Sister Dirtbag, Official Trainer of Team Dirtbag, muttering to her computer, "You puff. Don't be such a wuss. I thought I was supposed to be the girl in the family.") The heel is tender, too.
I hate skipping workouts. At least its only a 20 minute recovery jog. Back at it for real tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Ice, ibuprofen, and ice some more. Anything 3 and below is fine. Above a 3, cut back the intensity. Don't be paranoid, you can make anything seem worse than it is in your head. Recovery week, use it to recover. Low intensity, low heart rate workouts. And ice...