The last mile of the 35 mile trail race began a slight whispering below my left knee. I could bet it is from all the weird, tight ankles of the course but nonetheless it is still talking to me. So following the race I did tons of stretching, icing, and rolling my leg with my tiger tail stick (thanks again Bob) but it still it hanging around. I have kept my runs shorter and incorporated lots of cross training.
Today I decided to skip the 15 mile trail run and biked for 2 hours instead. This is where I turned on the smarts. I have 6 more weeks until my next 50k. This is not an "A" race but one I want to complete with a decent time. So for the next week I am doing no running but instead tons of cross training. Am I growing.
On another note I am still LOVING yoga. Seriously, I can see more and more benefits of sticking with this. It has now been 10 or 12 weeks since I first begun. Next week I am trying a heated yoga class. Temps will range above 90 degrees in the class allowing all of the toxins to sweat out of you during class. Why not see what it is about.... right?
As for the AB LAB TEST update: I have seen NO results. To be honest I feel that what I was doing was far more effective and I enjoyed it more. There are a few exercises that I will continue but the others will never be done again following next week. No holding my breath for those chiseled abs folks.