Recovery and Planning
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I feel almost normal now, although still not quite. My hips, particularly my ITB, are still sore and my feet/shins are still sore. I can walk without looking crippled though. I skipped kickboxing on Monday night and yoga yesterday, good thing I skipped yoga as I had an afterhours call for a dog with a twisted stomach who had to be put down. I may have missed the call or taken longer to get it if I'd went to class. Anyway my trainer also cancelled class this morning so I've gotten some extra rest and extra sleep. I do have a private session in about 40 minutes so that will be good.
I went from 81.7kg on Monday morning to 79.7kg this morning. Still more than I'd like but at least the swelling is going down. Found out we came in 22nd out of 116 teams that finished with all 4 members and 28th out of 200+ teams who started the race. That's pretty cool too.
I will also own up to not eating very well. After carb loading before the event and not worrying about food this weekend I would really like to do that all the time. Probably not an option though!
Now it is on to what's next, Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder on the 17th of August. That is nearly exactly 2 months from now. So for my plans:
Food - get back to tracking with a max of 1800 calories
- reduce sugar, I have a bad habit of wanting to finish meals with something sweet, that habit needs to be broken
To do this I'm going to aim to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits and aim for clean eating as much as I can. I also want to reduce the amount of takeaway/eating out we've been doing again.
Week 1 - already half way through but I will do fitness classes, stretching and maybe some lifting this weekend, no running and only short dog walks
Week 2 - No running and only short walks, stretching, getting back into physio exercises to strengthen my hamstring and correct any imbalances, fitness classes, start a pull-up plan, start to integrate New Rules for Lifting for Women
Week 3 & 4 - as above but one to two short and easy runs depending on my leg
Week 5-7 - as above with an increase in distance and some interval runs if my leg can handle it
Week 8 - taper the running and no strength training for most of the week before
I'll hopefully be organising a move in that time as well. Fingers crossed we get some news on that soon.
Now time to get on with my day since my trainer is coming in 30 minutes and I'm still in pyjamas!