Monday, November 9, 2009

Training Smart

If I'm running in pain, that's not "running to joy," is it. It's running to run.

My leg has been starting to hurt all the time again... So, I've decided to take two weeks off, see what happens. If it still hurts, I'll see a doctor. But for now, no running. Rest... that's hard.

Jane's Ironman was Saturday. She did it! She finished, though the race volunteers kinda screwed things up for her... One of her bags with her (plastic) water bottles filled with her sports drinks was tossed around by them so carelessly that the bottles broke, and so she had none of the sports drinks that she had trained with. Then when she finished the bike and was going to start the run, she was supposed to get another bag with her gels, aspirin, a shirt... They couldn't find it, and realized they gave it to someone else! So, she was freezing because it was now night and she had on only her sleeveless tri-suit that she had been sweating in for the last 6 1/2 hours; she didn't have her Gu's or her pain meds, which really help at that point. Anyway, I think she could have been finished at least a half hour before if she had had her drinks, Gu's, pain meds, and shirt. But she is still very happy... she trained hard, but smart. Followed her schedule with minor changes here and there, and took recovery time when she felt she needed it. She listened to her body...

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