Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I am so proud of myself for completing the virtual 5k yesterday; was not sure I could do this distance after going so long without distance training. I guess there was some transfer from my usual spinning and elliptical work. I do treadmill work every week too, but mostly only 20 minute sessions with jog/run or walk/sprint intervals. Not really the same as training for a 5k. I am very worried about wrecking my old, crunchy knees so I went at a very easy pace for the 5k. I am in no hurry to improve my 43 minute time; I will see how my knees do. I expected my calves to be all crampy this morning, but so far no problem! A funny thing happened last night- I reclined on my couch to watch Hell's Kitchen, one of my favorite shows, and when I got up I could barely walk from what felt like fluids pooling in my whole body from the 5k! That went away quickly after I started walking around again. I feel better than great this morning. I am aiming for a light gym day; focus on core work with stability ball, planks, pushups, and elliptical trainer workout.