Monday: Swam the broken mile in 31 minutes. I was DEMOLISHED for the rest of the day.
Tuesday: Swam a quarter mile then did 30 minutes of shallow water running.
Wednesday: Biked 10 miles out at Russell Cave.
Thursday: Biked 12 miles around Beaumont Circle, with Team in Training. Swam half a mile. Water ran for 30 minutes. Whew!
Friday: Rest day!
Saturday: Ran one mile!
Sunday: Swam a mile, included the kickboard portion of the workout for the first time in a while.
Total swim: 2.75 miles
Total bike: 22 miles
Total run: 1 mile
I finally feel like I'm getting back on my feet. I'm able to bike and swim normally, although I'm still practicing moderation.
Water running is a go again, too. I was able to run yesterday for a mile on a very soft trail without doing any damage to my knee. It felt great to finally be moving again. Once I got running, I felt like running all day long but limited myself to a mile so I don't cause a relapse (also to prevent my coach from killing me)! Today it feels perfectly normal, although I'm still being extremely, extremely cautious.
Although its feeling better, I feel like (NERD ALERT!) Agent Smith at the end of the third Matrix movie: "Is it over?!" (In the movie, it wasn't over)
The game plan is to start running every other day, with every other run being in the water. So the result will be about 2 real runs a week, and I'll slowly build it up to the point that I can run moderate distances again. I really, really want to be able to run 5 miles by June 8th so I can do my first triathlon up in Michigan with my cousin.
The weather is supposed to be AMAZING this next week, so I'm looking at a few days on the bike just to enjoy the great weather.
Boston is tomorrow. Go Bill, Reid, and Nitmos!