Saturday, 30 August 2014

30/08/2014

St Kilda East - Two Bays - St Kilda East:
I wanted a little test of my knee. It's been on my mind, but I think that's simply because I've been mindful of it. Anyway, I sent Bing yesterday to tee up an early roll down to Frankston, and then rocked up to find we had a solid 8-10 blokes including the ever quadtacular DK.

I was mentally preparing myself for a Wednesday long loop, but instead we hit a bunch of stuff used by the VIS boys. Pretty much instantly there were divisions in our group along ability lines, and I did my best to go with the Bing and DK one. I managed to too... but given they were chatting, I think it had more to do with them taking it easy before racing tomorrow, than it had to do with my own fitness.

So today's test included seated around the loop Bing devised, and chopping off in the Rush shoppy from Mordi.

On the other side of the equation, the recovery and rehab side, I got a new longer, and firmer foam roller, a hard "massage" ball, and a big elastic band to help beat the muscles controlling my knee into submission. The band is odd and the ball is evil, but I've got mixed feelings about the roller. It's harder, and thus hurts, but it gets in better and I don't fall off it easily.

Strava link.

D: 96.0km
A: 446m

PMPW: 88kg

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