Monday, May 09, 2011

Week in Training

Despite an agility trial this weekend I managed to get in all my planned workouts.  I only had one day of double workouts too.  Of course I would have liked to have had one more swim workout and a power hike and/or one more run but oh well.  I seemed to have reached a plateau in everything though.  If my piriformis wasn't vexing me I'd add in some fartlek running or hill repeats this week to shake things up but for now I'm going to stay the course for at least another week or two.  It feels about the same, not horribly painful but not totally functional either, especially when I try to push off it to run.  It held up o.k. for the agility trial though, a bit stiff Saturday night and on into Sunday morning but I was able to run my courses no problem.  Turns out one of my new agility friends is a trainer and saw me gimping and showed me a fancy new to me piriformis stretch that's very effective so I'm adding that into my stretching routine.

Swim: 5450 yards/2 hours, 13 mins.

Mountain bike: 34.85 miles/4 hours, 10 mins.

Run: 7.17 miles/1 hours, 46 mins. of 8 mins. run/1 min. walk

Total training time: 8 hours, 10 mins.

120.3 lbs (-.2 lbs)


  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    right now, i think piriformis is the most painful word in the english language. especially when you say it with sciatica.

  2. Oh no, are you suffering with it too? Sciatica is horrible, I've got a little bit with the pirformis tightness but it's not too bad right now but I've had it full blown in the past and I know how miserable it is.

  3. Anonymous8:30 PM

    care to share that fancy new to you piriformis stretch?
    and life is short so go to black forest. you can crate in the trees, the bears don't come out during the day, and the violent thunderstorms might not happen.