• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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I Think The Yoga’s Working!

No fancy greetings this morning.  Today, we jump right into the good news.

I mentioned before that it was recommended I try yoga as a way to alleviate my knee pain.  After two days of using yoga, my IT Band brace and icing the knee, I’m happy to report that the triple whammy seems to be working!

I had success the first time using the IT Band brace during a gentle 5K run on Sunday.  During our warm ups for karate on Monday, we coincidentally got into a few yoga poses for stretching – butterfly, Warrior one, etc.  We focused on the hamstrings, quads and glutes and I honestly felt great afterwards (especially after the butterfly stretch which traditionally I’ve avoided due to my lack of flexibility).

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“Your Legs Are Dead Today.”

This is what my personal trainer told me towards the end of our training session yesterday.  Well, they probably should be.  After putting in a solid workout on the spin bike on Wednesday, we started Thursday’s session with…………the spin bike!  Just a 5 minute circuit but it was enough to really hit the quads hard.  After that “warm-up”, it was kettlebell lunges, Smith Machine squats, and Smith Machine lunges.  It was the last one that earned the quote from my trainer.

She was right though.  My legs did feel dead.  I think a lack of proper stretching after my bike workout on Wednesday was at least partially at fault.  I did a quick quad, calf, and hamstring stretch following the workout and it probably wasn’t enough to get the blood properly flowing through the muscles again.  I don’t feel too badly about it though.  With all the leg work over the past couple of days, it would seem that most people’s legs would get tired.

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