How one day makes a difference. Yesterday I did three training sessions and felt great. This morning I woke up and my legs and butt was sore from starting up the weight training again, primarily the lunges. Oh how I hate the lunges. It just shows that no matter how good of shape your in, if you don't use it, you loose it. I've always said I enjoy the soreness feeling I get from starting and new program, but now it's getting old. I'd much more prefer to keep doing weights all year long and not get the soreness feeling. But year round weights is not part of the training program, unfortunately.
I had physiotherapy this morning and told the therapists that since I've been coming, it seems that my foot is getting worse. Before I started treatment, I noticed it less and now I'm noticing it more. They were truly concerned and were at a loss. Normally a few sessions of laser therapy brings results. One of the therapists who I hadn't worked with, took a look at my foot and we both agreed that I have a bio-mechanical issue. It's apparent. When you look at my left foot, the ball of the foot area looks different than the right, it protrudes out a little. We both agreed that the only way it is going to heal is with rest, and I won't be able to rest until after November 14th. I'm going to the fracture clinic on Monday for a follow up visit and I'm curious to see what the doctor has to say.
Right now I'm in major learning mode. My business is transforming itself from a traditional printing business to an online marketing business and I'm immersing myself in all things Internet. All I'm doing is trying to learn about Internet based marketing. Whenever I train now, I listen to podcasts and at work I'm learning online. It's a very exciting time and I'm putting the same level of effort into it that I put into triathlons. I think it's so cool that technology allows me to train and learn at the same time. It's like I'm adding more than 24 hours to my day.
It was hard to get motivated to run tonight because my butt muscles were so sore and I knew it wasn't going to be a painless tempo run. Before I left, Alice and I got in a discussion trying to figure out how old we were. Were we 43 or 44 years old. We even had to start doing math. It turns out I'm turning 44 years old in November. Which I think keeps me in the 40 - 44 year old category for one more year. Which is a bummer because it would be easier to qualify for the Hawaiian Ironman if I was in the 45-49 age group. Maryka Sennema gave me some good suggestions regarding my goals and plans for next year and it looked like it may have worked based on the qualifying times for the 45-49 age group, but for the 40-44 age group it's may not. If I'm wrong on the age group, please leave me a comment.
Also, I found this triathlon race time prediction calculator. It's pretty cool and useful. http://www.triathloncalculators.com/#
Tempo Run - 51:59 / 6.83 miles / 7:37 pace / 143 avg hr