The only news I got to report on the 'training' front is that I pulled my bike handlebars back into shape and the bruise on my leg has been going through the colours of the rainbow. I've resisted putting naked pictures of my leg on here as to not offend people but I quite like the colours it is now so a picture is attached below. You have been warned.
must do some weeding
If I'm not training, the next best thing (sometimes better) is planning the training. I'm not going to be able to run a Half M at the end of May so I have scrapped that. My focus with running is just to get back to being able to run for an hour without 'pulling' the calf. My running comeback is going to be slow and over short distances ... maybe just 10 or 15 mins to start with. I WILL beat the calf!!! I've been doing calf raises on a step all week without any hint of trouble. Both calfs feel strong ... but then again that's never been an indication that they won't 'go'.
I've created a Google Doc (not sure if anyone else can open it) that gives an overall plan for the year. It's worked out quite well with the kids school holidays and the weeks that I have off. They naturally break it up into 3 phases of roughly 10 weeks each with a 'rest' week inbetween. I've scheduled some rides on the course to look forward to after the winter. I'm hoping that I will be able to transfer some of the speed I've gained over short flat distances to the longer, hillier course. I'll be suing Endurance Nation if it doesn't. Might even try to get on the course before the winter to get some 'base' data.
I'm going to take it easy next week to give myself time to fully recover from the Man-Flu and then I will be back at it. I've really missed being out there, especially on the bike. Tempted to go out tomorrow but will stick with the sensible option and sleep in ... maybe start with a short run on Monday. I hate being sick!!!