I've been busy at work, so I haven't kept up with my blogging as much.
Tuesday after work, I did the next run on my training schedule. Because of my Achilles and a bit of break, I backed up several weeks on the schedule and am repeating them. I did a 60-min easy run on the treadmill at 5.3 mph. The distance came to 5.3 mi.
Yesterday morning, I did my lower body strength workout. I did the same exercises as last time. I did add in some calf/Achilles exercises, which I alternated with the wrist exercises. The first one was a single-leg calf raise; I did 15 reps per leg (3 sets) with a 20-lb weight. The second exercise was an eccentric calf lower: I stood on both feet on a step, explosive raised up onto my toes, and then lowered my heels below the step level on a count of 10. I did 3 sets of 15 reps. With a warm up and cool down, I burned about 135 calories in this workout in about 50 min.
Yesterday evening, I had a practice with my tennis team. In the first round, I got crushed in singles 6-1, although we did have a number of deuce games. In the second round, my partner, Bhanu, and I lost 6-1, 1-0; I was not playing very well. It was a beautiful night, though!
This morning, I did my upper body strength workout. Since I had a record from the last time, I used all the same weights. The only change I made was to actually do the push-presses explosively, since my Achilles are feeling better: I used 12 lb weights. With the warm up and cool down, this workout took about 50 min, and I burned about 145 calories.