Monday, October 13, 2008

Feel the burn.

Well, since I am not running, per PT orders, I figure i better do something. So i put the road bike on the trainer (got a few inches of snow over the weekend) and busted out the weight bench. I am going to incorporate some swimming as well. I got on the bike and pedalled away last night and like I thought I got up this morning with "saddle sore". It wasn't as fun as running but it is exercise. I just don't want to lose what I gained this year. The last 3 years have gotten better and better with my training and fitness and although I cannot run I really want to maintain something. My next race is the Moab Red Hot 50k in Moab- February 14th, the day of love. My wife signed off on us going so I got a little lucky there.
Anyway, if anyone has some tricks of the trade or advice to keep me going through the winter, let me know.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Back and bummed.

Alright, it has been awhile since Wasatch and I have been taking it pretty easy. I have had a pretty uncomfortable Achilles issue in my right leg and I was hoping a few weeks off would make it go away. Wrong! I just got back from the Dr and was told it was Achilles Tendinitis and also have calcium build up. So I am looking for a PT to help get me back on the trails. I had a good year and still had 2 races this year but doing those may not be worth it. I want to better and stronger next year so I need to shut it down a bit until my Achilles feels better. So with that being said-help! Any info would be great to hear. Hopefully I can start PT this week...