Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just didn't have it in me today. I have not skipped a training day yet and everything has been feeling great. Today I just felt blah. I've been a bit tired the last couple days but it has nothing to do with training. I think it caught up with me. Now this isn't to say that I totally dogged it. I did hit the gym and get in my scheduled workout. I did skip time on the bike. It was a low zone 2 ride. I just didn't feel like riding in the slush tonight and the rollers and trainer just seem to look a bit better hanging on the wall.

The legs of course are a bit sore from treatment yesterday. It's a good sore but still sore. Felt better after the gym. My right knee is coming along amazing. One of the biggest issues has been the inflammation. It has affected bits and parts of the training. Well it's gone down thanks to a mix of Dr. Bill and these things.

Since I really didn't want to go down the path of excessive Advil use and Dr. Cameron was dead against it also this is what he has prescribed. It has been some of the worst weather for my knee and I have next to no pain in it. This stuff works.

Since I didn't work that much on me trying to stay slim and fast I figured it was time to do alot of the part swaps on the XC Carbon. This is my training bike/backup but I want it as close to the race bike as possible. The only difference between the two will be the shock. So this meant stripping parts of the NRS. All in all between the shock, bars, stem and brakes shed another 1.4 pounds off. Sitting just a hair over 22 pounds.


As I'm eating cajun french fries I'm almost feeling a bit guilty about slacking off tonight. Almost!!!! I have a tough 2 hour trainer workout tomorrow. Hopefully playing with the bikes tonight will get that drive to be on the bike going. Always does.

4 comments:

the original big ring said...

what's in the pills? Glucosamine? My left knee is been acting up ever since starting yoga. I need to start something - advil just tears up my belly something fierce!

Matt Spak said...

This stuff is called Joint-Zyme.

Advil is a bit harsh

Day by Day Fitness said...

My ulcer was caused by ibuprofen...i didn't take excessive amounts either...

Matt Spak said...

I have been really amazed with the results. Check it out Hannah!!!