- Monday May 17 - 5 mi run
- Tuesday May 18 - off
- Wednesday May 19 -1 hr indoor rock climbing
- Thursday May 20 - 3 mi run
- Friday May 21 - 1 hr indoor rock climbing
- Saturday May 22 - 6 mi run
- Sunday May 23 -10 mi road bike, 2 mi run (training clinic for Twinsburg Duathlon
What can I say, my body is coming back (should I be scared to say that?). But really, my body has decided to like me, at least for this past week.
First, my running has been on track. I did 3 runs this week and two were a 'longer distance'. I am very thankful for my HR monitor. I noticed a huge difference from the cooler run on Monday to the humid warm run on Saturday morning. My HR shot up and I was forced to a 1 minute/mi slower pace to maintain the same HR from my Monday run (in keeping with the HR training that I am doing). Why?
Heat or high humidity can make many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms. Doctors believe that this occurs because heat causes nerves (whose myelin covering has been destroyed from MS) to conduct electrical signals even less efficiently. - WebMD
On Wed and Fri I dragged my butt into the rock gym. I was reminded that I have not climbed much in two years - my body was definitely struggling more than I might have liked - but it felt really good to be out there though and I am going to try to keep it up for the entire summer. My goal is to climb a mile (99 times up our 53.5 ft wall) in that time.
I also got out for the Twinsburg Duathlon training on Sunday morning in the dense fog. It was a nice easy rolling course (10 mi) with a short 2 mi run after. I felt good on the bike, but was definitely feeling some fatigue on the run - maybe because I worked out more than I have in a long time.