I also discovered that the pool only works for me when the plan is a speed/sprint workout. I tried to do a long(ish) pool run at a steady pace, and it was miserable. The pool is pretty short, so I kept having to turn around every 30 seconds or so, and I just can't get my heart rate up without sprinting (even accounting for the fact that your heart rate stay lower in the pool). Worst of all, after 3 days in a row of sprint paces, my hip flexors had had enough, so I took an unplanned rest day on Thursday, and on Friday, I decided to try a 30 min interval workout on the bike. It was much better - I was dripping sweat, my heart was racing, and best of all, my leg didn't bother me at all during or after the workout. Yay!
So I've decided to modify my plan - all of my sprint and short interval workouts will be in the pool, but the longer intervals and long, steady workouts will be on the bike. After another two weeks or so, I might try introducing the elliptical for some of the long workouts too, just to mix it up. This is week 3 of no running/lower body impact, and my legs feel about 1000 times better. I can even walk up down the stairs without feeling any pain in my shins, which is awesome, since my office is on the fourth floor and the elevators in my building are super sketchy.
Ok anyway, here is this week's plan:
Hope y'all are having a good, sweaty weekend! :)