Sunday, October 21, 2012

Friday 10/19/12: WOD and mtn biking

Post-marathon, I did nothing Sunday-Thursday.  On Sunday, I managed to be able to walk around the house and slowly as the day went by, my legs started to feel better. My left heel continued to hurt until Thursday and it mildly hurts now if I put too much pressure on it.  I was well enough to do one WOD on Friday:
10 push press (45 lbs, keeping it easy)
15 kettlebell swings (30 lbs)
15 box jumps (step ups on a 20" box)
5 rounds
My time: 9:23

It was a good short workout and perfect first workout since the marathon.  My legs felt a little rubbery still, I didn't think I could actually jump on the box (didn't even try) but it was good to go. 

On Friday afternoon after work, I packed my stuff up and hustled over to Harris Lake State park for a ride with John and Jim, trying to beat the sunset.  We got out on the trails at 5:20 pm and I made it a point to go as hard as I could through the Beginner/Intermediate section (2.1 miles) since I had Strava on and was trying to place #1 for women on this segment. And I did become "queen of the mountain" as I beat out Beth (fellow mountain biker) by keeping a 9.7 mph pace to her 9.2 mph. As soon as some hardcore female mountain bikers decide to deign their presence on little old Harris Lake, I will no longer be "Queen of the Mountain" :)
It was fun blasting it but I slowed down on the Advanced section and we spent a little time on the drops and I tried a steep drop that I never had the guts to do before and this time did it successfully. Overall a good bike ride with good friends. We covered about 8 miles according to Strava and 9 miles according to Jim's bike computer.  I wish Strava and Garmin would work out how GPS and elevation changes and the twistiness of singletrack equates to greater mileage. 

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