Out of the blue, my foot started swelling up yesterday. Clearly its the same problem I've been having and why it swells, I have no idea. I've been to three doctors, had x-ray and bone scans done but no one can figure it out. ARRGGGUHHHHH! Mont Tremblant is only 38 days away. Luckily, I have lots of anti-inflam pills left over from the last episode. Let's hope the pain goes away and stays away.
So instead of doing today's schedule workout which was a weird ride the trainer for 30 minutes and then run outside/ride trainer/run outside/ride trainer/run outside etc, I opted just to do a 100 minute ride outside. As we move further away from the longest day of the year (June 21st), the sun is rising later and later. I left the house just after 5:30 am and while the sun wasn't up yet, it was light enough to ride. The plan was just to ride straight north and hit some nasty hills 45 minutes away. As I approached a stoplight, I slowed down and looked to see if I could just blow through the intersection but there were cars coming. I tried to unclip my left foot but I didn't tighten the strap very much because of my swollen foot. I tried to turn my shoe to unclip but my foot just turned in my shoe and TIIIMMMMMBBBBBEEEERRRR. I fell over with a thud. I'm sure the people in the car beside me had a good early morning laugh. This was the first time I've fallen over and I swore it would happen to others but not me. Welcome to the club
A I rode north, I stopped to snap this nice picture of the sun coming up.
One of the things I like about where I live, I only have to ride two kilometers north and I'm in farm country.
After riding north for 45 minutes, I hit the hills which are part of the same terrain as the twin peaks except they are one road over. I ended up riding 12 hill repeats and really struggled on the last hill and just to make things more interesting, I didn't use it in the easiest gear. It sure beats riding the trainer for 90 minutes in my basement.
This is an easier week than last week. Only 17.5 hours but I already skipped Monday's workout. I was so tired from Sundays 6 hour ride and 40 minute run, there was no way I could ride Monday morning and in fact I actually slept in.