This Week In Workouts – November 27 to December 3, 2016

This was definitely a low key week for working out. We spent the weekend at meetings in Edmonton which resulted in a lot of sitting around. Here’s what I did manage to get up to.

Friday – nothing

We drove to Edmonton so the only exercise I got was my 20 minute pre-work dog walk and a 15 minute walk around our hotel after we arrived.

Saturday – 500 m easy swim

After spending all day in meetings (except a 15 minute outside lunch walk) I need to do something. We looked up the nearest recreation centre to our hotel and were excited to find out that they offered lane swim until 10 pm. We got there around 5:30 and spent about an hour doing some really easy lane swimming and soaking in the hot tub.

Sunday – nothing

More meeting and then the drive back to Calgary.

Monday – 3 mile run

My leg seemed tight on this run – and I was right. After I finished it didn’t feel too bad but by the time we’d finished our dog walk I was hobbling. We had a dinner date but as soon as I got home I spent some time on the foam roller and then seemed to loosen it up.

Tuesday – rest

My leg wasn’t stiff but ached when I walked so I was fine with the fact that another dinner date meant I didn’t have time to fit in a workout.

Wednesday – Long walk on Nose Hill

We both needed some outside time and took advantage of the warm weather to go for an after work urban hike. It was pretty dark by the time we finished but since we were walking a familiar route we had no trouble finding our way back to the car. My leg was a little sore after the hike but not as bad as Monday!


Thursday – 1000 m swim

I was so tired after work, a dog walk and some house cleaning but I ended up at the pool and it was just what I needed. I did a 30 minute swim workout from my Swim Workouts for Triathletes book and that was the perfect amount. My leg was feeling better but I took it easy by picking a workout that was heavy on the pull and didn’t have any kick drills.

 Looking forward…

These last few weeks before winter break are always so busy but I’m trying to take it easier this year and dedicate more time to active pursuits to keep myself sane. Nothing major on the workout schedule so my goal is just to ease back into my running and biking.


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