Training Ride – Elliptical Workout – June 9, 2020

This morning was chilly outside so I opted to run on the elliptical first while waiting for the weather to warm up. I ran on the elliptical for 44 minutes and then I felt a little bit of the pain in the left glute so I stopped. Late afternoon after a very busy day of meetings and appointments I finally had time to ride my bike. I was able to get out for a ride while Doug and Ali made…

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Walk/Run – June 8, 2020

This morning was a brisk 46 degrees when we left this morning on our walk/run. A little chilly when compared to the warm weather we’ve been having. The left  glute issue is still noticeable but just slightly. I felt the left hip pain more and this concerns me. I will continue my stretching and strengthening exercises as I work with Drew my Physical Therapist on fixing this. This afternoon I got out to aqua jog at the CMU pool. I…

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Training Ride – June 7, 2020

This morning I had a long list of trip prep I wanted to accomplish so I got out early for a 2 hour ride.  I wasn’t particularly motivated when I started however I felt much better as I got further into the ride. Today’s ride stats: Distance: 15.19 miles Time: 2:08:05 Elevation Gain: 1,155 feet Average Pace: 7.1 mph Distance ridden in the last 7 days: 37 miles Photos from the Ride

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Training Walk/Run! – June 6, 2020

This morning I got to get back out running! I am easing back into running to see how the glute feels. I walked a mile then ran a mile back and forth for 6.5 miles. The first mile I could feel the glute pain slightly. The 2nd mile I still felt it but it felt more like a sore muscle. The third mile I didn’t feel it. The entire time running I felt my hip soreness. It’s back 🙁 so…

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Training Ride and more – June 5, 2020

Today at my PT appointment for the overuse injury to my left glute area I was released to do a couple flat walk/runs! I worked with Drew to increase my cadence when running and also worked on changing my arm swing. I tend to swing my left arm across my body and need to keep the swing straight. To help me with my cadence I will be using a metronome on my runs as I work on changing my cadence.…

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Training Ride and X-Rays – June 4, 2020

This morning is one to remember. It all started out like any other morning. Got up at 5:30. Left the house a little after 6:00 for my training ride. Arrived home upon finishing my ride. Checked emails before doing the my stretching routine. THEN ALL CHANGED AND WASN’T LIKE ANY OTHER MORNING. Doug called as I was checking email. That’s strange I thought. I wonder if something happened? Doug doesn’t call me when out for his runs. “Can you come…

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Training Ride – June 2, 2020

This morning’s ride was good and the weather was beautiful. As usual the early morning light was spectacular. I’m still not running however the stretching and strengthening exercises seem to be helping so I’m continuing to do them each day. I am going to start aqua jogging and running on an adaptive maintenance trainer tomorrow! I’m excited to be doing something besides biking again! Today’s ride stats: Distance: 10.01 miles Time: 1:25:27 Elevation Gain: 741 feet Average Pace: 7.0 mph…

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Training Ride – June 1, 2020

This morning was a tired ride. I felt tired from the mileage on the weekend and didn’t push too hard. I also didn’t try to get a lot of climbing in. The ride was just a ride, nothing exciting about it today. I finished feeling good. Today was my 2nd appointment for physical therapy. We did more testing and it seems that my issue may be an issue of over use and a need to strengthen and activate the glute…

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Training Ride – May 31, 2020

This morning I woke up tired from yesterday’s ride. I was motivated to get out for my training ride but not moving very fast. I finally got out on my ride at 6 am. The weather was perfect today. It was 72 degrees and a bit windy. I was motivated to get my ride done in 3-3.5 hours and my gaol was to ride 20 miles. Even though I was riding on tired legs I made my goal. It was…

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Training Ride – May 30, 2020

This morning was my big ride for the week. My goal was to ride 30-35 miles, I ended up riding 33 miles. The morning started out awesome with a great sunrise followed by a rainbow! It was so awesome, I kept riding towards the sunrise so that I could just watch it. The ride was good and I was definitely tired when I got back home. We ended up going for a hike in the afternoon with friends. Today was…

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