Last week I started my new training schedules that I got from Linda at Aktivitus. The focus is on running and cycling, and it extends 16 weeks ahead. I decided with this to run my first triathlon, and it becomes Tjörn Triathlon on 30th August.
I knew right away that it was a difference in training now compared to how I've driven in the past. I also have pulsbaserat vissta run earlier, but now my heart rate zones properly adjusted upward, which means that the intensity of the exercise will also be higher. It is quality through and through. But at the same time it shows enough that I have a larger capacity than what I've seen in the past, especially on the bike.
Unfortunately, I missed all the beauty of long session that I would run this weekend, because of a lumbago. It started out as a light stretching in back at the gym on Friday morning. Rest, I thought, and skipped the swimming session in the afternoon. I had a little trouble finding a good sleeping position, but there were no major problems.
Then I would turn on me in bed, and then crashed to. A terrible pain and unable to move on me. I was on all fours in bed and could not put me down or set me up, then finally Linda was forced to call an ambulance. They found that there was probably lumbago, and that all I needed was pain medication. And stuff, I have at home, exactly the same dose and kind when I broke the rib of a few weeks ago.
Aspirin solved the most difficult cramps, so I could sleep. But the whole weekend was the rest, and I missed two long session. But your body needs the recovery too, so it will probably be fine though. Hope that it is so good that I can cope with any cycle that to be run this week only.