Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shifting gears--literally.

Mid week update!!

Hamstring is feeling better. I still don't have full range of motion but I'm feeling 85% better from Saturday. As much as I hate having the rest from running, I'm using this time as a much needed mental and physical break from running.

Of course, I don't want to lose my fitness level so I've been cycling. Today I did a tempo ride of 7.4 miles. It was actually a great ride--a little tough at certain portions but I'm really starting to love it. I have to buy a pair of gloves though, my palms were getting a little callused after the ride and that's only at 7 miles--I'll have to make plans to pick up a pair. Any good discount cycling sites? I've checked Nashbar, not bad there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

I've got a 5K approaching on May 9 so I'll be focusing on that next week, making sure that my hamstring is in tip top shape. I would love to bring that race home in under 30 minutes but without recent speedwork and consistent long runs, I wonder if I'll manage that again. We'll see. :)

I hope everyone is fully recovered from the racing during the past weekend! Run strong!


bb said...

Glad to hear that the hammy is recovering...It's so tough to take a break when you get into a groove of running nearly everyday, but you are doing the right thing!

Good luck at the 5K!

tjohnson1970 said...

Glad to hear the hamstring is getting better.

I didn't realize how much I missed the bike until I got on mine the other night. Glad to hear you are putting yours to use, mine was awful dusty. :)

joec0602 said...

Try eBay for gloves. I just purchased a pair of Pearl Izumi's cycling gloves for $12 brand new and they are pretty nice.