Since I've added the swim and bike I've been having some new soreness but I've decreased my running a bit so I am having more energy. Running everyday is very hard on me--unless I am doing low mileage and then I can usually go about 10 days before I have to take a rest day.
So here is what is sore--ankles, mostly on the right side on the outer part. Really this is more tightness. I also have a knot in my right calf but that I think is probably from running. I am also having some calf cramping at the beginning of my runs--in both legs, and maybe not true cramps but they are really tight. I don't know, it seems to resolve itself after a few miles so I am choosing to ignore it. Also, right below my butt towards my outer thigh is achy. Doesn't seem like it is really the hamstring. I've had hamstring soreness from running but that is usually more towards the inner thigh and lower down the leg. This is higher. I am assuming it must be from the bike and also assume it will not be a problem once the muscles there get developed. I've seen those bike girls' hips and outer thighs and they don't look like mine. They seem to have a curve there that I don't have. I also have some tenderness from the bike saddle in the groin area and I just hope this gets better. Surprisingly I have no soreness in my arms, back or shoulders. Little in the wrist and forearm-- probably from both bike and swim. It is all mild, just new stuff that I am noticing.
So my workouts this week thus far:
Sunday: I was pretty sore so I only ran 3 miles-- let's call it a recovery run from Sat's race--ended up at about 26 minutes. Then I swam laps at the pool during adult swim a few times (we spent the day at the pool hanging out). Probably only totaled about 800m in all.
Monday: 1 mile swim (30 minutes), 20 miles (56 minutes)hill work out on the bike at the gym, 3 mile run (23 minutes).
Tuesday: rest. I was just worn out. I can't remember the last time I took a day off but it has been close to 2 weeks I think so I needed it.
Wednesday: 9 mile run in under an hour 20. It was rough the first 3 miles and I really struggled with calf cramps but by the last few miles I was completely pain free and felt great. If I had had time I would have gone on longer. Then Beau and I headed to the gym. Got on the bike for 35 minutes (13 miles, hill workout) and realized my legs felt beat but again by they end of the workout they felt fresh. Got in the pool swam a mile, 30 minutes. Started having foot cramping at the end so I sat in the suana afterwards and stretched for a few minutes.
Mid week totals:
Running: 15 mpw--I am little upset that my running total is so low as usually I am at about 25+ miles by Wed. I am hoping though that the swim and bike are helping me maintain my endurance level. If that makes sense.
Biking: 33 mpw
Swimming: 2.5 miles
Not sure what all I can get in this week. Beau is out of school and is being a pill about going to the gym in the mornings. Childcare is hard to come by. Take it when I can get it. Also we are going to the beach so I'm getting ready for that. So we'll see what I can work in before then.