The question is: will this make me faster?

Ankeny,IA 
Today
Patchy light rain in area with thunder High 85FLow 54F
  • Temp: 76F
  • Hum: 64%
  • W: 4mph ESE
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 86F
Low 61F
SUNDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 87F
Low 60F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 64F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 64F

Saturday - May 10

Bike
  • 53m 25s
  • 17.48 miles
  • 19.63 Mi/hr

Not a bad ride, but fairly chilly at just 50 degrees. If I ride this temperature, I should get some of those shoe covers becuase my toes are freezing!

I'm still pushing more with the left leg due to the soreness in the right knee, so I got a little cramping in the left hamstring. So I need to work on that. But mostly, I just need more Time In The Saddle, if you know what I mean.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 3 Overall Workout: 3

Friday - May 9

Sport
  • Basketball
  • 20m

Shooting around with my dad in the evening. I really like having a hoop. I don't know why it took us this long to get one.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Sick: 3

Thursday - May 8

Sport
  • Basketball
  • 1h 00m

A game of HORSE, a game of tips, and a game of 2 on 2. All at 8 1/2 feet.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Sick: 3

Wednesday - May 7

Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 2624.67 yards
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200m warmup
1000m drills
1000m - 18:55
200m cooldown

I hadn't done any drillwork for a while, and I could tell my form was deteriorating a bit. Next week, I think I may go for a long endurance swim sometime.

Bike
  • 25m 02s
  • 8.52 miles
  • 20.42 Mi/hr

I was debating whether my knee felt good enough to go for a ride. I decided that I was just too anxious to pass up an opportunity, so I took the bike out for a quick spin.

I thought the bike was fast before, but now I think I'll really be moving. The new aerobar setup is SOOOO much better. I was able to stay in the aero position for the entire ride today, except for cornering, of course. The positioning of the forearm rests and the extension of the bars still need some tweaking. The guys at the bike shop also tuned up the gearing and brakes, and re-positioned my bike computer so it's in the center of my bars, thus easier to read. I couldn't really push hard with the right leg, so I was getting a little cramping on the left side, from compensation. I think it was important for me to keep this ride short because of that.

I was able to maintain a 20 MPH average, despite a 20 MPH wind and a bum wheel (mine, not the bike's). Granted it was only for 8.5 miles. But still, I'm very excited to see how this bike performs in calm conditions.

LATEST UPDATE ON RIGHT KNEE 2008 Here is what we talked about with regard to the knee. He thought the cartilage looked "pristine." He was not so concerned about the Baker's cyst, but more about the effusion. He was wondering why the effusion was there - usually there is something that causes it. Sometimes you can have minor damage to cartilage or bone that the magnet doesn't pick up. He thought we could either 1. leave it alone, 2. inject steroid for temporary anti-inflammatory purposes, or 3. scope the knee to see if there is some minor fraying or tearing somewhere. I'm going to go in to look at the MR with him, and then we'll decide. I feel like I've already been doing #1, so I'm leaning toward #2 right now. If we can get the inflammation under control, I can get back to training and competing throughout the summer. Then, if I'm still having trouble in the fall, we could scope it then. We'll see.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 4 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 3 Overall Workout: 4

Tuesday - May 6

Every day, the knee is slightly better than the day before. I actually did a little jogging while pushing the kids in strollers. It still hurts to go up and down stairs. I also feel a little popping now and then. We'll see how tomorrow goes - I'll either swim or ride depending on how it feels.

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Sick: 3

Monday - May 5

Swim
  • 28m 30s
  • 1640.42 yards
  • 01m 44s /100 yards

Pretty solid swim today. Ordinarily, this workout would just be a 3 or 4, but I gave myself a 5 for the effort while dealing with my injury. Splits were 9:35, 9:35, and 9:20.

The knee continues to improve, but it's not quite back to running condition yet. I may try to ride tomorrow or Wednesday, and hopefully run again before the end of the week.

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 3 Overall Workout: 5

Sunday - May 4

Sport #1
  • Basketball
  • 30m
Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 1h 15m
I won't be counting my mowing as workouts this year, but I wanted to include this one as it was at least some activity, as compared to no activity for the past week. Also fertilzed the lawn in the evening. The court reduces mowing time by roughly 10 minutes, I'd guess. Basketball was just shooting around, FT contest (22-25 = winner), 3 point contest (8-25 = tie, very windy for shooting distance). Still, it was nice to do a little activity and enjoy the nice weather, finally.

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 5 Sick: 3 Overall Workout: 2

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