Sunday, September 01, 2013
6:30 am walking practice:
ave speed 3.0
total time 42:12
this free pedometer app is great. really working on all parts of gait mechanics: full extension at contact point, straight leg in support phase,full stretch into toe off in rear phase, bend then lift the knee in swing phase. Rinse and repeat.
Very interesting what muscles are actually working on their own ( glutes, calves) now that the unstable wonky knee is gone.
Also did block long marching drills focusing on high ( as possible without losing back position) knees and cross body pattern.
9 more days left of my 'vacation' and I'm going to make the most of it
Not a great nights sleep. tried to minimize the meds and it didn't work well. got some sleep but achy leg muscles made the rest of the night miserable. Todays strategy: take the oxy RIGHT before I go to bed and work backwards on the rest of the day, splitting pills as necessary now.
Otherwise than that great day yesterday. The walk got slower at the end and I could feel fatigue but not pain. make great point NOT to change gait mechanics to compensate for fatigue. This is great. So love being out before the sun comes up and the world starts to get noisy, smelly and hot :)
Just the first workout; have stretching, mobility, cpm machine and myofascial work to do later