Week 8 started out attending an all day (9am-5pm) Indoor Cycling workshop through AFAA on Sunday. I was using this workshop as an add on to the group fitness certification that I already hold. The gyms I had been hired by wanted to see me have this additional training before giving me my own spin class. It was great and I learned a lot! It was also work because we completed a one hour ride in the morning and a one hour ride in the afternoon....double duty! I sure put my body to the test as I had just finished my 18 mile run about 16 hours prior, whew! I felt my body handled it really well though and I think that is a good sign for the grueling test that 26.2 miles will do to me in just a few short weeks!
Pearl Izumi) and I am so happy that I did. I can really notice the difference that I have a lot more power all the way through a revolution on the bike, the down stroke and upstroke. I got some great music ideas as well.
Monday, I gave myself a well deserved rest and our brand new treadmill got delivered. (big smiles!)
Tuesday, I decided to take the new treadmill for a spin and did my 3 mi run on it and tried to continually increase the speed through the end of the three miles. It made for a great workout. And I took Wednesday as a rest day (but Wednesday was still exciting as I auditioned and was offered my own class at the Bethesda Chevy Chase YMCA called Extreme Fit 6am Weds mornings!)
|Spring has sprung?|
I had planned to also attend a spin class that night and nixed that just to let my knee rest until I could figure it out. I did lots of online research (what did we do before the internet?) and determined it to possibly be a meniscus tear. This terrified me and decided first thing in the morning I would call an Orthopedist.
Friday, I took off from activity until I could see the Ortho. I was able to get an appointment that afternoon. He determined it to be Knee Bursitis. Pretty much, the remedy is rest and anti-inflammatories. Rest is not something you want to hear when you are only four weeks out from race day. Saturday was meant to be a hilly ten miler, but I had originally planned on moving this to Sunday and using my leg of the marathon relay as that run. But with my knee, I was thinking I probably shouldn't run my leg of the relay. My two team mates, came down with bad colds and so as a team on Saturday night, we all decided not to run the GW Birthday Marathon Relay Sunday morning. :-( That was the first time I had ever bowed out of a race I had signed up for due to injury.