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Weeks 32 & 33, 2013: Slow recovery

This week I continued my swimming lessons, every day of the week, and made quite some progress too. Feels great. I also managed to squeeze in 3 CrossFit workouts.Running wise I decided to still play it safe. Just two easy runs during the week (one on a threadmill) and then a test on Saturday: Black Mountain. This climb is always tough and it was doubly so now that I'm still slowly getting back in shape. I finished. Essentially with the slowest time ever. And yet I was happy. Why so? Because it was a tough workout and my calf didn't bother me even a bit.Starting on Sunday I had guests for a week so no time for sports. Maybe that's for the better as I'm sure my calf could do with some extra healing time. I only did one short run during the weekThen on the weekend I decided to tighten the screws. First on Saturday another climb on Black Mountain. Strava did not recognize my segment attempt but I can hardly blame it given that my GPS went crazy and it looks as if I was run…

Week 31, 2013: Word of the week: patience.

After the hilly run on weekend that went just fine I thought I was on a straight path to recovery. I did my regular recovery run on Monday and it also went fine... except that the following days my muscles felt like bones, even though I'm making good friends with this guy lately.I did CrossFit on Tuesday and then, still sore, on Wednesday I was wondering whether I should go for a run or not. I decided to give it a try. I didn't get far. After less than a kilometer my calf was giving me clear signals that this is not going to work and I have to turn around. Ehh.My better half recently took up some swimming lessons here and in a span of few lessons made tremendous progress. I was very proud of her and then I realized that it's a great opportunity for me too. Since I cannot run as much as I'd like to, I could use this extra time to learn to swim. So I did my first lesson on Thursday. I followed it up with the Inman mile at CrossFit - tough stuff!On Friday I still didn'…