Thursday, June 18, 2009
What a crazy day!! Workout results 6/18 -
Well I knew it was going to happen sooner or later and today I came face to face with my fear.....falling off my bike! I really do not know what happen, I would like to blame it on my new pedals and shoes but I think I over estimated the turn I was on and BAM it happened. Here is the funny part. I was thrown off my bike right into someone's front yard! Smack down in their soft southern St. Augustine grass...LOL! The good Lord was truly watching over me in that I did not fall in an intersection full of cars or on the hard pavement. I got up and started off on my ride, covered in grass and banged up a bit but my spirits where still high. I was averaging 18 mph before the fall, so I ended up going slower for the rest of my ride but I was so thankful that I was ok and it was not worse. I am a bit nervous now after experiencing the feeling of falling but I am glad it happened so that I can watch closely my turns so that this does not happen again.
I was set to do a 3 mile run after my ride today, I stuck with the schedule and headed out for my run after my transition off my bike. As I started to run my knee was hurting a bit. I fell on my bad knee and so I started to worry about it. I figured it was better to be safe about it so I cut my run short and went home to ice my knee. I only got in a one mile run after my ride but I still managed to somehow pull a 8:44 mm. I was happy with that!
After icing my knee I headed off to the gym to finish my run on the treadmill as it was not too hot for me to run outside. On the way to the gym I wanted to stop by the place where I fell to see if I could see what could have gone wrong. Maybe there was something in the road or on the turn. Now this is where my day got even more bizarre. As I was driving up to the turn where I fell, there was a dog in the road. He was panting VERY heavily and he did not have a collar. There are not any stray dogs around where we live so I knew the dog must have been lost. I got out of my car to see if he/she was ok and I picked the dog up and took him to the house next door ( across from where I fell of all places). No one answered the door so I moved on to the next house. A lady came to the door and I asked if she knew who owned the dog and would you believe it was hers! She said her husband took the dog out THAT MORNING and he must have forgot to get the dog back inside. The sad thing is that the dog was 13 years old and deaf and partly blind which I guess is why he was just standing there in the street. The lady asked me if I lived near by and I told her about my fall and how well it worked out because if I had not come back by to see where I fell, I would not have seen the dog, and in this heat I do not want to think what could have happened. So I turned out to be a positive end to a crazy morning!
After this I went to the gym and ran 2 miles and was able to pull another PR! I did not stop there, I then went to swim and would you believe I got another PR on my 300 m freestyle. I thought to myself that the fall must have given me special powers or something...LOL! I need to do this more often! Just kidding of course but it was a great way to end the day! I took my bike back to the shop and they made sure it was good to go for my race next week. They also fixed my aerobars and seat again as the angle was a bit off. I owe so much to the staff as they are amazing and so willing to help!
Well that was my day! I am so happy to say that aside of a few battle wounds from the fall, I am ok and that is a blessing! I am so glad that I did not throw in the towel and stop my workouts for the day. I pressed on and as a result I reached a few goals!
I guess one of my favorite old quotes is true......
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall” - Confucius
Totals for the day -
Time - 105 mins
Calories burned - 1,137
Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - did not reach goal
2. Take all vitamins and supplements - done
3. Stretch with foam roller - did not reach goal
4. Stay within calorie range - done 2,040 calories consumed
5. Ice my knee - done
Workout 1 - Brick - Bike 13.19 miles and 1 mile run
AMPH -17.0 MMPH - 26.6
Run - 1 mile - 8:44 mins.
Total time includes warm up, stop signs, my fall on the bike, run and cool down...
Time - 65 mins
Calories burned - 690
Workout 2 - 2 mile run on treadmill at gym
Time - 17:36 mins ( PR for 2 mile on tread) avg pace - 8.68 mm plus a long 6 min cool down walk and stretch
Calories burned - 257
Workout 3 - Swim freestyle - 675 yard intervals
Time - 12:59 mins ( 17 mins with rest intervals b/n sets)
Calories burned - 190
325 yards - 6:07 mins
100 yard pull - 2:11 mins
5x50 yard intervals ( 25 easy/ 25 sprint)
1 - 53.75 sec
2 - 54.15 sec
3 -52.91 sec
4 -51.96 sec
5 -52.02 sec