Tuesday, May 4, 2010

right here right now

Well, we're a few weeks out from Boston and I'm sure many of you are sitting there thinking....hhmmm...I wonder what Doggie's doing?
I've done several 4-5 mile runs since the race and was feeling not too terrible. The I started getting the PF feeling in MY OTHER FOOT. Unlike last year when this started happening after NJ, I decided to take a week off. No running. At all. I hate it. I've become so accustom to running. Better now by choice than latter by force. Since I'm not doing a fall marathon, I don't have anything of that level coming up and right now is the perfect time to do it. So here goes (only 3 days left).
What have I been doing instead you may ask? Well, Loren and I are signed up for 2 triathlons. The Pat Griskus which is an olympic distance race and Timberman which is a half ironman, a distance I love. I did my first tri about 11 years ago , so it's not like I don't know what to expect. The last few years, however, I have been pretty much just a runner. Sure, I'll sprinkle a ride in from time to time and maybe go for a swim, but I am not in tri shape. So, I've gone swimming twice this week. To my surprise, I can swim a mile fairly easily. It's been at least 6 months since I've been in the pool. In the next few days, I'll get back on my road bike as well. I'm waiting for my Calfee to be built up. I'm actually pretty excited about that.
With all the pure running I've been doing over the last few years, it should be interesting to see how I do in these races. The weight loss won't hurt either. I do, however, expect Loren to pass me in the first few miles of the run. Well, maybe I can hold her off in the Half, that's totally new territory for her.


Girl In Motion said...

Wow, not one but 2 Tris!! You're hard core, woman. Seriously impressed with you and can't wait to hear all the training news that'll go along with these latest endeavors.

DogPound said...

it's all Loren's fault.

L.A. Runner said...

You can swim a mile easily? Wowzers, that's awesome! I'm really excited to read about your tris this summer/fall. I am sure you will see the fruits of your labor with the running and weight loss.

TiredMamaRunning said...

Dang, no fair on the other foot. You're doing the right thing, though! Pool time...not a bad alternative! I'll also be checking out your tri posts with interest...I keep wanting to take that plunge.