4 miles in 34:44. 8:41 pace. Average HR 140/ max HR 145.
Upper body lift- 30:00. I put up 80# on military press 8 times.
Dry sauna 35:00 straight. I left when I felt my central governor mewling in my ear. Anyone interested in experiencing their central governor quite definitively, sit in a dry sauna (~170 degrees) until you panic. I've made it an hour before and it was mentally excruciating, every fiber of my being was screaming at me to get out. Physically it's not painful but your brain senses danger and bodily harm and will start to tell you to get out. It gets progressively worse the longer you stay in. I've seen my HR over 160 (well hydrated) in the sauna so the physical stress is also quite significant. Your body also senses the need for electrolytes and (from what I have read) will preserve your stores to protect the brain (this lines up with acclimation to heat). Oxygen consumption goes through the roof too and your body reacts very similarly to stress at very high altitudes which has led people to theorize that EPO production is stimulated. The challenge of it is what I love. Physical stress is something tangible. You feel pain (which arguably is not a physical sensation, rather a mental one. In that regard you could say that we think pain first, not feel it) and you can rationalize what it is. But the dry sauna is something completely different. There is no physical pain but there is a definite sense of danger to your body... this may be exactly what Spiderman feels with his 'spidey sense' :)
I got an X-ray of my foot. Before going in I looked at about 10 X-rays of metatarsal stress fractures. I asked to see my X-ray and mine didn't look like the others. So it isn't obvious to a completely uneducated schmuck... surprise. My doctor also said it definitely doesn't sound like a stress fracture. They don't let you skip straight to the bone scan so this was the requisite first step. I'm not sure I want dye injected in to my body anyway so I'm hoping the doc can see something useful. Apparently an X-ray is far more effective after the healing has already started- so with 25 days of healing it should show something? Now I get to wait. Yay.