With all this 5K run concentration, my other disciplines such as bike, weights, and swim drills have been suffering. Due to my worry about over taxing my body with a daily 5K run I have been putting off the other things I love to do.
Well today I’m making the decision to get back on the bike, weight training and getting to the pool to do my swim drills. I will still use the lake for my distance swim work, mainly because I think it’s important to keep a balance between loving what you do and getting good training in.
So today my training started with my usual Lucky’s Lake crossing. Due to having to get the kids ready for school, I can only do one crossing. I never seem to warmup properly and my first 500 meter crossing is stop and go with some elevated heart rate. Once I’m warmed up however, my breathing settles down and I’m able to swim much more relaxed. I love looking at the sunrise as I’m swimming across the lake.
As far as my run went today, I’m still experiencing some discomfort in my left hamstring and glute. No matter how much treatment I get on it, it seems to only offer temporary relief. The pain as suspected comes right back the next day.