Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 74 - Chaffing, Sore Arms, Sore Feet and a Long Run

April 21, 2013      243.0 lbs

First a word about chaffing.  .  .  It sucks! Fortunately, after my very first forty miler awhile back, I learned to take certain precautions. Namely, using BodyGlide on the sensitive skin between my legs and on the built in pad in the cycling shorts. Part two of that, at least for me is to use a good powder on any sensitive areas after your shower. Helps to minimize post ride irritation until those raw areas heal up. I bring it up because of yesterdays long ride of 47 miles. After it was over, I was not too raw down there because of the precautions. I'm noticing that I need to use the body glide before swimming and running now because of the power I'm developing.

Today was another "brick" workout with a 3200 yard swim and 1 hour 35 minute run! I woke up at 6:00 a.m. so I could meet a couple friends

Here is the swim workout.

3200 yards: Choice of 500 wup, 3x300 with 1 minutes rest, 4x200 with 40 sec rest, 5x100 with 20 sec rest, 6x100 with 10 sec rest.

Pretty standard workout but I was feeling a little tired going into it. I only got a couple hours sleep the night before and got up at 6:00 a.m. to help a couple friends with their swim. Afterwards I went home and took a nap. By the time I got back to the pool for my workout, I was feeling a little "three point" stiffness, (both arms and my boo-boo leg.)

Finished up and headed back home. The pic was taken at the beginning of the workout!
Before the run, I made some roasted sweet potatoes. This is an excellent "energy" food. These were made with a splash or olive oil, rosemary and a pinch of Himalayan Sea salt cooked at 400˚ for about thirty to forty minutes.
 I went out for the hour and thirty-five minute run sporting my new hat. My friend Romeo gave it to me. Thanks Romeo! It was too dark to get a better picture unfortunately.
My legs were feeling tired and a little sore from the ride yesterday. It takes me a long time to warm up, about twenty minutes. I cant wait until that changes and I feel like I can run light and forever.  As of now, I worry with every step that I'm going to injure myself again and most runs, I feel like a stampeding pachyderm or rhino.
By the end of the run, my feet were worn out. I messed up my timer in the middle so when I got back to the start, I was a few minutes shy. Between the calves and the feet, I decided that it was okay and headed home.
Notice anything "missing" in the above picture? I forgot to put my other calf sleeve on! What a dork!
No wonder my right leg felt different. These calf sleeves from CEP rock. I don't like to run without them.

Lastly, here is the daily healing shot of the boo-boo. I've been told that I need to shave my legs. I responded with, "Why?" Answer because it makes it easier to get massages after hard rides and less hair gets caught in your scabs when they heal." Ewww! But I see the point.

Well that's it for now. Until tomorrow my friends.

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