Monday, 1 October 2007

batTling thE pAin

Today marks the 6th day of absolutely no running for me. When I finally decided to take the next step in my training by getting a coach, here I am stuck or even taking some step back in my current fitness level. Random thoughts, flashing in my mind, of my finish time increasing by the second. Will I ever recover from this pain that I was st@pid enough to get myself into?

I have been Icing, Resting and Massaging(with some Chinese smelling oil) my shins for the past few days. Doc Brent even gave me some anti-inflammatory meds for it. But I've been a really good patient and only took it on extreme pain day which was last Tuesday.

Lately I have been biking and last Sunday did some 40 minute swimming. I hope to do more of the swim training only if I could find a good lapping pool nearby. Rizal Sports Pool is reserved for the Philippine Swim team at 6am and opens at 8am. So if you know of a good lapping pool near Makati or Manila area which opens at 5am or 6am please leave me a comment.

8 comments:

Tuny said...

Isipin mo na lang... "I can start training for my first triathlon!"

bEnMChAn said...

ey ton! Yep. That's exactly what i'm thinking while doing the bike and swim. :) but the whole triathlon thing will have to wait for next year. I still want to reach my goals my running muna. BQ!!!! BQ!!!! BQ!!!!

banggigay said...

uu dont push it too hard man...at least you still have other option to stay fit. sa manila polo club, will check. but i swim at night dun e. 8-10. will check though if you can do morning laps there.

rorenz said...

belat!!

haha. bilisan mo bentot! racepace sa oval naghihintay na! :)

Marga said...

sa villamor try mo :)

e-rod said...

hey, ben... rest those shins. do a lot of cross training to keep your fitness level up. you may be surprised at how much they'll help you in the long run. (no pun intended :))

'Running Diva' said...

take it easy ben. haven't checked the pool here at my place yet. if the place is ok i think you are more than welcome.

bEnMChAn said...

ey guys.... thanx for the concern. I'll be posting alot of tips on how to avoid this thing that i've been going thru.