Monday, September 21, 2009

A break from TRI training

I write a training diary/blog but this post is lacking in the TRI department. I spent the last 6 days in Seattle (actually Federal Way and Kent, Washington). Last weekends melt down had lasting effects. I tried to run Sunday and pulled my calf. I couldn't run on Tuesday. I got through enough to play league softball since I wanted to know if I could play in my tournament. No lasting effects. I played in the USSSA Worlds. We went 2-2 and only beat ourselves. I played well. I was EXTREMELY sore L knee, L calf, and hips/back. I was able to get one swim in while I was there. I hoped for a run but I was very tired and sore. They have a beautiful path that I didn't get to run on. I am trying to pick it up this week. I have Las Vegas Triathlon Olympic distance race on Sunday as a tune-up. I hope my body can hang in there. Hopefully Thurdays post will have some better news. QUOTE:

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering

I am going to keep on swinging.


B.o.B. said...

You gotta keep on swinging. What else is there to do?

Sorry you hurt your calf. Hope it's better soon.

Karl Stutelberg said...

Good luck this weekend. Can't wait to hear the play by play and comparisons to April's race. Hope you have cooler weather.

Missy said...

Bonking is NO freakin joke either. When you tear yourself down to those levels, it takes the bod a minute to recover, that's for sure.

Chuck said...

Playing in the USSSA World Softball Tournament must of been an exciting experience!

Looking forward to reading Thursday's post. Hopefully you are recovered from your pulled calf muscle and other issues. Do not make the mistake of trying to do more then you should to catch up on lost training. Your priority should be to be as healthly as possible for this Sunday.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sorry to hear about the calf, been there, not fun. Good luck Sunday though, hope it's ok by then! :)