Training Summary – w/c 28/04
Total – 21 hrs
Long ride – Double weekend ride – 5hrs + 5:45 hrs
I. Am. Broken.
Hopefully not too badly though. Somewhere along the way, I had a fight with my hoody top, or was it a thermal after turboing? and it won. My shoulder was a bit achy on the Friday, but I did not really notice as I stood on the tube holding a large box of cream cakes, (treats for the team I work with). Add an easy lunch run and all was good
Saturday dawned, and out I went with the missus. Somewhere along the way I noticed something was not right. Anything out of the saddle hurt, and moving my arm quickly was a problem. However, when just riding at a steady effort, all was OK. 65k with the missus to a nice essex cafe, then a solo 65k home. The weather was rubbish!
So I went out again Sunday. Things were getting worse. I could not use the tri bars at all. Getting my jersey on in the morning was a challenge, but I only really had issues coming back into town. Starting from a junction or set of lights was challenging. I headed for home after 80k for a 160k ride. Again, the weather was cold and miserable.
I then rode into work on the Monday – a big mistake.
My commute is essentially 5 k of ok riding at each end, with 18k of traffic light based interval training in the middle.
It did not go well. I could not lift my arm of the bars. I sat at each set of lights knowing someone was about to twist a knife in my shoulder as I tried to start off as easily as possible.
I hit the alcohol when I got home. Constant pain is really draining and debilitating.
Turns out I have a pull in one of my rotator cuff muscles. However, it’s now inflamed and is being compressed on one of the bones it runs under in the shoulder.
I cannot believe how debilitating it is.
I had a session with the physio on the Monday, and the prognosis is good. 50% less pain by the weekend, and should all be fine after a couple of weeks. Look after it and it will heal.
So I’ll pull out of kayaking this weekend at the Tweryn. It’s a real shame as I love the river and had been looking forward to this all year. On the other hand, I’ll have 3 days riding in North Wales.
Just need to get healthy again