So during my five days away from the gym I did keep moderately active, doing two 20 mile bike rides, a small workout yesterday as well as unconventional exercise from house chores such as pressure washing the pool deck and cage.
Today I jumped back into a run/ride brick after skipping running last week. Things went better than expected, especially considering I didn’t take my normal pre-run anti-inflammatory to keep the swelling down. I didn’t really have the warm up limp that I have experienced during prior sessions until the IT band loosened up.
20 minute run – 2.08 miles covered
10 minute recumbent bike – 2.45 miles covered