Monday, May 26, 2014

Week Ending 5.26.14 - Cactus Rose Week #2

Monday - Stairs, pullups, pushups

Tuesday - AM - 4 miles, BF
                PM  - Deadlifts, pullups, pushups

Wednesday - Stairs

Thursday - Sairs, pullups, pushups

Friday - 4 miles, BF

Saturday - AM -  9 miles, NB MT1010, AM2 - 10k race, NB MT101

Sunday - Off

Total - 24 miles plus 2.25 hours Stairs

Essentially the same mileage as last week but the addition of 3 stair sessions and a lifting session really increased the stress on my bad ankle.  My ankle seems almost fully healed and I was totally stoked to get those stair sessions in.  The grinding vert up and down is essential to preparing the quads for Cactus Rose.  

No brewing updates this post or any cool running pictures... so here is a video:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cactus Rose Training Week 1 (a Redo)

So I planned to do this post about a month ago but I went out for an easy run on Wednesday of that week and some how injured my ankle. I think it was a strain of the Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon and I'm not exactly sure what I did to aggravate it. My mileage had been pretty low leading up to that and I had only been lifting one day a week but the pain was real and took the next month resting, icing, and doing short test runs. The ankle is still stiff with some slight pain but I would say that it is about 90% and seems to improving each day. So here is another attempt at Week 1!

Monday - 4 miles, BF 

Tuesday - some easy exercise bike to warm up and then some stretching & rolling

Wednesday - 6 miles, NB MT 101

Thursday - same as Tuesday

Friday - same as Tuesday

Saturday - 12 miles, NB MT 1010

Sunday - off

Total - 22 miles A pretty lackluster week but I was just glade to get through it without the ankle flaring up on me. I did the stairs today without any issue and that was a huge hurdle to clear. I'm behind where I would want to be at this point but the reality is that October is a long ways off. I'll slowly ramp the mileage over the next couple of months and hope to hit my stride in August and September.

Some brewing pictures: I brewed a 100% Brett Chamomile / Lavender ale that I'm pretty pleased with