Sunday was an aerobic effort on the bike. The workout was 1:10 minutes at cadences between 95 – 100 RPM in both the big and small chain rings. For the most part the legs felt okay, although this Achilles on my left leg is still causing me some grief. I thought the rest would have cleared it up, but it actually bothered me while I was just walking during my holidays. I iced it after today’s workout and I have been using the Trigger Point Massager twice a day to keep working on the scar tissue.
After the bike ride I did a quick 25 minutes on the treadmill to complete a mini brick workout.
Today the Achilles felt a little better and I continued with the massaging to keep working on busting up the knots. It definitely is painful when you start using the roller on it, but it is one of those “hurts so good” kind of pain that you know is going to help you in the long run. As soon as I am done with the massager it instantly feels better.
Lunchtime was a 2,600 metre swim in about 56 minutes. I think it was longer as I lost lap count a number of times. When I lose count I usually go back and add 50 to 100 metres to the workout to make sure I have covered the required distance. Anyway I got a good swim in and felt reasonably comfortable in the water. The first swim after a bit of a layoff is always kind of weird as it is the one discipline that you seem to lose the most in the shortest amount of time. Because it is so technical, you really have to concentrate to get everything flowing again and regain your composure in the water. Today was not that bad as I felt well balanced and had good body rotation. A couple of times I could feel I was lifting my head a little too much when I was breathing, but other than that I was moving through the water quite well.