Who is Ted?
- Tri Ted
- I'm the father of two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. For fun, I enjoy the long hours of seemingly endless suffering that endurance sports (mostly running, cycling and triathlon)provide. During my "down time" I'm an avid beer snob and self-described gourmet chef (in other words I like to burn things on a stove or grill).
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The week in training (well sort of) . . . February 3rd, 2013
Saturday, February 9th, 2013: It turned out to be a good week to take some time off from exercise. I was incredibly busy at work all week, and it was nice to wake up on Saturday morning without the thought of a 3-5 hour run to look forward to. Instead, I was hoping to get on the trainer and ride for a couple of hours. However, when I got downstairs, I discovered that the back tire on the bike was completely flat, indicating a puncture. As I didn't have a replacement tube handy, and I didn't want to wait to patch one, I decided to move instead to the treadmill. I figured that a mixture of running/ walking for the next hour would be a good way to see how my calf would hold up. I was a little nervous at first, but I completed the run without any trouble. I took it very easy and only covered a little over 5 miles during the hour, but it felt good to do something again, and the calf felt fine when all was said and done. I'm thinking that I may have slightly strained it last Sunday during my run. One of the things that I'd done is switched to my Green Silence for the run. I love those shoes, but knowing there is a significant difference between the GS's (they're essentially flats with less of a heel drop) and my Ghost V's (more cushioning, higher heel to toe drop), I'm guessing that it was just a little too much stress for my lower legs. Since I seem to be recovering a little, I think I'll try to get back into the swing of things and resume my training. If that goes well I'll shoot for a long run again next Saturday. There's plenty of incentive as the picture at the top indicates (84 days from now)!