My wife and I head to Santa Fe, New Mexico soon for a week of fun and sightseeing. Vacation time always challenges exercise time, and this will be no different. I am going to try to get some fitness activity into each day.
I have not posted since Tuesday. Wednesday was a rainout for cycling and swimming, but I got back on-track Thursday with another running workout. The last three running workouts have been very consistent in terms of times and efforts. No new breakthroughs to report. I stepped on a stick (about 1.5 inches or 4 cm in diameter) pretty hard last week (I run in Vibram Five-Fingers ELX), and it has created a pain in the left plantar fascia that is not going away quickly. I have a foot roller which I keep in the freezer, and I have pulled it out for therapy. We'll see.
Today's workout saw my best cycling time on my 5+ mile quasi-loop, though much of that gain had to do with waiting less time at traffic lights. I'll take it, since it was finished with less rest (VBG). I followed the ride up with a swimming workout which lasted 27 minutes. It felt good to be in the water, and while I have made some gains in swimming form, I still have a lot on which to improve. When I found the swimming website Enjoy Swimming, I thought I could use that alone as my coach. I am not sure that will be true, though I will get a few more sessions on my own before deciding that for certain.
Tomorrow sees another run, and I am hoping the plantar fascia in the left foot is cooperative. I will coax it tonight with some cold roller time.
Keep moving forward.