I hate it when ppl send me gift baskets that include processed garbage because I have no self control. Got a package today from my grandma contained all sorts of sh*t. Came in tonight from a long run, sat down and a full box of Milano cookies followed by a full box of Chips Ahoy cookies w/milk. Wahhhhhh =/ Jonathan USA Triathlon Coach/Adventure Extraordinaire
I'm now in my off-season and my last ('A') race went shittily and I want to get right back out and race another to make up for it but one of the reasons it went so poorly was I have trained/raced through multiple injuries and if I don't get them sorted out I will fall deeper in this injury hole...Whaaaa, WHAaaaaa, WHAAAAAAAAA!
Left foot started hurting 10 minutes after finishing my last race on August 28th. I think it might be a neuroma. Whaaaaaa!!!! I have a 50K ultra next weekend and a half IM on Oct. 10th and it hasn't gotten any better because I keep training on it. Waaaaaaa! Goddamn injuries. It's something new every year! ------------------ My business-eBodyboarding.com
Today I did a 70 mile ride in the mountains with a woman heading to Kona ... was in so much pain when I got home my wife had to use a rolling pin on my quads. Waaahhh.
About 10 minutes later my wife (bless her heart) was heading out to get me some beers and saw my friend running - doing hill repeats. WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Perhaps the worst I've ever been chicked (not to mention I had my race wheels on and she was on an ill-fitting bike with beater wheels). WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! __________________________________________________________________ Eat right. Get lots of sleep. Drink plenty of fluids. Go like Hell.
Comment: Lent my valve extender in transition to local pro at season-ending race so he could top of his tire, and he didn't even acknowledge me when he accepted his $500 dollar prize for first place! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
OK, my turn. Simple Sprint Tri, no problem. Just did one 4 weeks earlier, no problems at all. Training as usual, no issues. Take 2 days off before race. Swim was great. Shaved 38 seconds off my PR. Bike was fine, normal pace with no issues. Then, just 1/2 mile into the run, WHAM. My Entire left Hamstring locks-up Solid. My leg felt like a peice of cement. Couldn't move for 2 mins. Tried to rub, walk, limp-jog along. Ended-up doing the 3.2 miles in 40:01. Wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! I can Still feel issues with my left hamstring, 3 days later and No Training. Wwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. $hit, I have another Tri This Sunday! Wwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh. Dam I hope I can make it through this race, it's the last for the season.
Was 800m from my house at the end of my ride, tried to shift into small chainring so I could spin out the remainder of the ride and got a buzzsaw attack in response, because the FD shifted in its bracket (somehow?) and started grinding the chainring waaaaaaah!
And I just bought this bike brand new not 10 days ago waaaaaah!
And now I have to take it in to the LBS for someone to mess with it, because I partially stripped the bolt trying to adjust it myself because I was angry and stupid waaaaaaahh!
Driving down south on Oct. 8th to visit the in-laws for a week. My little family then got an invitation for a special dinner there on the 9th. It will be at our favorite restaurant, which is owned by my father-in-law's cousin. My wife & I celebrated our wedding there. It will be the very last night open after he sold the whole place which had been in his family for nearly 100 years. I can only imagine that it's going to be epic. I can't bail out of this.
That means I can't watch most of Ironman Hawaii live coverage.
But it was a dinner, right? And the start in Hawaii is at 6.30 AM.
Timezones are a funny thing. Were I live, we are 12 hours ahead of Hawaii, which means the start is at 6.30 PM our time.
Last race of the season coming up this weekend and I'd love to get some rides outside this week but oh no here comes Nicole/TD16/whatever and there's been little to no chance of that this week...maybe tomorrow. But I have planned out my season and started reading "Training and Racing with Power Meter"
My thread is all grown up.....whahhhhhhh "I really wish you would post more often. You always have some good stuff to say. I copied it below just in case someone missed it." BarryP to Chainpin on 10/21/06
Reality dropped by today, hit me over the head with a baseball bat and said, "You can not afford your fantasy $10,000 tri bike. Forget it. And it probably would not make too much difference anyway because you kind of suck!" WAAAAAAAAAA