After two weeks of missing speed skating, I hit the ice last night (not literally, although I almost took a tumble when my skate went into a groove).
The ice felt weird though, like it was soft and had more ruts. And for some reason my lower back was hurting which it’s never done before, like ever. We were doing pyramids (5 laps, 6 laps, 7 laps, 6 laps, 5 laps) and I couldn’t finish the 7 laps because my back was so sore. One of the other skaters was saying the same thing so I’m not sure what that’s about. Soft ice or age?
I’m going with soft ice.
Anyhoo…you’d think with all this triathlon training I’m doing my legs would be less sore when I hit the fourth or fifth lap but no, it’s all burning quads and rubber thighs. On a good note, my starts are better. As in I’m keeping up with other skaters on the start which I wasn’t able to do even a few months ago.
I’m also going to ask my trainer to switch things up a bit. As of right now Fridays are usually a long biking day for me (this week it’s an hour) and after boot camp on Wednesday and speed skating on Thursday, my legs are pretty much done by end of the week.
Which leads me to the end of the week ritual between Hockey Playing Husband and I. Every Friday morning he always asks me how my speed skating class went and I give him a recap. I sucked at this, I think I’m better at this, so-and-so’s really improving, I probably need to stop talking so much. But no matter what I’m working on or how much or little I’ve improved, one thing remains true each week.
It feels good to be out there.
Which leaves me wanting to know…