I was very happy yesterday. Everything was going well. I did “Day 2” of the recovery plan which included 1600 meters with 800 of them being jogged. That “workout” felt much like Day 1. My FSF ached a little but not much. The ache diminished over a short period of time. I was very encouraged because that was twice the running distance as the first day.
Later that night after the “run” I went to the pool to try deep water running and maybe learn to swim a little. I ran in the water for just over an hour. I am not a fan of this. It was nearly impossible to get my heart rate up. I could increase it slightly but I had to focus very hard on moving my limbs at a very high rate of speed. Maybe I did something wrong because this just wasn’t a good workout at all. I had resistance on my ankles and two flotation belts. It was boring, time consuming, and didn’t feel effective in any way.
Discouraged by the lack of exercise I asked my good friends to start teaching me to swim. I performed some drills and did OK in the short period of time that we had. I got more exercise from (pseudo) swimming a half lap than I did from one hour of water running. I also enjoyed swimming. If I can learn to do it properly I might end up really enjoying it.
My FSF felt good in the pool. I walked my fingers along the bone and felt little tenderness. Sleeping was a different story. I’m not certain that the FSF caused enough pain to keep me awake but I was certainly aware of it many times through the evening. It’s not an acute pain, just a dull ache. It aches as I type this. I’m discouraged again.