weekly summary: may 27 – june 02

another depressing week, fighting hard against the injury but maybe doing more harm
another depressing week, fighting hard against the injury but maybe doing more harm

Another awful week, reeling in the nuisance of whatever is wrong with my left leg. I still believe that my problem is with my tendons. However, I’m also living in fear that it may be something worse. I’ve booked a physio session for later this week. Living in hope that this can be remedied quickly – fingers and toes crossed. I’m fast losing my marbles having plummeted from a weekly average of about 55 miles to two weeks of about 24.

Damage limitation mode kicked in also. While being upset about the injured states we find ourselves in, it is important to look for the possibilities. As such, with my weekly mileage annihilated, I got two weight sessions in the gym this week with one of them being a little heavier on the back squat and RDLs than normal. I also took to the exercise bike in the gym to try and keep the cardio up. Small, bitesize chunks of impact but better than nothing. Here’s hoping for a better reflection this time next week, following the magic of physio.

BS = Back Squat; RDL = Romanian Dead-lift; SS = Raised Back Leg Split Squat

Session 1

Warm-up: BS 5x70kg, 5x90kg, 3x110kg
BS: 1x(5-rep) @ 120kg, 2x(5-rep) @ 125kg
RDL: 3x(5-rep) @75kg
SS: 3x(5-rep each side) @ 40kg

Session 2

Warm-up: BS 5x70kg, 5x90kg, 3x115kg
BS: 1x(5-rep) @ 125kg, 2x(5-rep) @ 130kg
RDL: 2x(5-rep) @75kg, 1x(5-rep) @80kg
No split squats to give the hammers a chance.

Context: BS one-rep max = 157.5kg

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