Thursday, September 24, 2009

Can I do it?

Can i do it? Can I run? Am I going to be able to do this race? 2 weeks ago I was concerned about how much time I can take off and now I wondering if I can even do it. DNF I thought was not an option. Now I dont know what to think.

Monday-2000 meter swim. here are 250 meter splits. (5 laps.) 6:02, 6:06, 6:21, 6:27, 6:43, 6:33, 6:31, and 6:37. Ave 6:25. Total 51:25. My first long swim in a few weeks slow by about a minute or two. My calf felt great. No trouble.
Tuesday- Run 3-4 miles. Yeah didnt happen. I began the run wondering what was going down in my blog. I thought for the first 1/2 mile that the title would be "bodies are funny." Because one day pain and the next day felt great. HOWEVER, then 0.78 mile marker happened. Calf pain on. ITs funny because at 0.75 i looked at my watch and said HELL YEAH. I walked back. Just a small pull. Softball made it worse. We were short handed and I had to play.
Wednesday-Woke up in moderate calf pain. Since I know a thing or two about rehab on a pulled muscle I put myself to work. Can i bike with this? YES. 10.68 miles in 38 min or so. An average of 17 mph. I felt weird. It didnt feel like my legs. Sore from a leg workout and a week not on the bike felt weird. I was fast (for me) and pain free. I can do the bike.
Thursday (today)-I thought I would play it by ear. I worked my calf hard today. I am in training room mode. Can I get this athlete (me) back in the game? I challenged my calf and how I wake up will help me determine whether or not I can do this. I will work it again tomorrow and then rest on saturday. Hopefully I can run 6 miles. Can the swim/bike portion PR? Can I finish? Can I PR? I just going to keep swinging. QUOTE:

"We are like tea bags. We never know our own strength until we are in hot water." Sister Bousce

Its going to be a funny race report.

5 comments:

Shannon said...

It's not gonna be a "funny" race report, it's gonna be awesome! Race day---you always do your best!!!

TRI-james said...

Everyone does this. You worked your plan now just execute!

Chuck said...

Just relax and have fun! Come race day the athlete in you will kick in and you will be fine. Stay positive! Keep the negative thoughts out of your mind. Focus on how much fun and easy the Disneyland Half Marathon felt. That was just 3 weeks ago!

Looking forward to hearing all about the event. Go Ron!

B.o.B. said...

Best of luck Ron. Just do what you can and listen to your body. It may surprise you and hold up great. You are strong!

Heidi Austin said...

good luck! hope the legs feel better soon and you rock the race. IT so helps having a lil PT knowledge :) Sometimes things fall into place on race day and you can surprise yourself!