Reinvention at Forty

Sunday - October 17

Bike
  • 1h 25m 39s
  • 28.07 miles
  • 19.66 Mi/hr

General Aerobic Bike

Got a flat 5 mins into my ride. Blew threw all 3 CO2's - thankfully the last one worked. Left a dime-sized chunk of skin from my thumb on my spoke blade, trying to get the tire off. Went home for repairs and then the ride was awesome after that.

Great family weekend.  Yesterday was the Boy Scout Camporee at South Haven Park -- Uber Windy!  Today was the Fall Festival at my son's school - felt like Springtime!

    Saturday - October 16

    Run
    • 46m 51s
    • 6.01 miles
    • 07m 48s /Mi

    Aerobic

    Uber-windy out. Yesterday I took a 20 min ice bath, stretched for 20 mins, drank my Recoverite, wore my CompressRX tights for 10 hours, and today my legs feel fresh and light. Yes all this time spent on Recovery is a PAIN IN THE ASS, but it's worth it, for me, because I can bounce back so quickly.

    Sport
    • Stretching
    • 20m

    calves, glutes, hip flexors, the-stick, foam roller

    Friday - October 15

    Run
    • 39m 38s
    • 5.01 miles
    • 07m 55s /Mi

    Victory Lap

    It was so damn nice to run my usual loop, the same 2.5 mile loop I've run well over 3,000 plus miles on, and Run it knowing that I was finally Victorious. The 1300 some odd times I've ran this circle finally paid off. Today I really enjoyed running it. Yeah, I ran the last few miles too fast. All runs till next weekend will be at a slower pace. Just got caught up in the moment.

    Sport
    • Stretching
    • 30m

    Wow, legs feel scary good this morning.  But ah ha!  I know it's a trick.  On the surface they feel fine, but I know deep down inside are still gazillions of micro tears and damage to my fascia and tendons that I cannot detect. Plan to jump on the drainer tonight and watch Ranger's home opener.  Heck, I may go for a swim again today at lunch.  For both my previous marathons, and seven HIM's, Friday always seems like the Magic Day when I feel better and can resume close-to-normal training.  I'll take her slow and steady and back off if anything starts complaining. 

    I really need to lose a few pounds.  After the race I mentioned to the wife how I need to shed another 10 to 15 lbs and she remarked, "Yeah, everyone who finished ahead of you was really skinny."  Thanks honey :)

    Thursday - October 14

    Swim
    • 41m 47s
    • 2000.00 meters
    • 02m 05s /100 meters

    Recovery Swim
    1 X 500 w/ PB
    1 X 500
    1 X 500 w/ PB
    1 X 500
    200m Kickboard (not timed)

    Girl in the lane next to me was a cancer survivor, aqua-jogging against cancer. God Bless Her.

    I'm in that Limbo stage of Recovery.  I am feeling a lot less sore, and my energy is coming back; however, I'm probably only 60% at best so I still need to take it easy.  Need to motivate myself to get on the Drainer or Stare at The Black Line.  Hmmm.... Drainer or The Black Line, which tempestuous torture shall I willingly subject myself to this afternoon. . .?   

    Wednesday - October 13

    Legs are feeling much better.  I have to go into the office today and the wife has Zumba tonight.  Last Rest Day.

    • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8.5

    Tuesday - October 12

    * I'm not mentally well.  Despite my legs f*cking killing me, I am CRAVING another Marathon.  I can't wait to run Philly.  I absolutely cannot wait.  I'm gonna try and drop another 5 or 10 lbs and go 3:10:00 at Philly.  The course is pretty flat and they have Clif Bar Pace Groups.  Provided my Recovery and Training go well in the next 6 weeks, I'm gonna sign up for the 3:10 Pace Group and let them Pace/Pull me to Victory.  Then in Boston 2012, with a 20-week Prep and the Pfitz 70/18 Plan (70 mile peak, 18 weeks) I'm gonna go for a 2:59:XX.  At LP this summer the Goal will be a 3:40 marathon.  If I shed some more of this blubber, stay injury free, these goals should be attainable.  May the Force be with me. :) 

    Still very sore.  Body is retaining a lot of fluid due to the damage I've done and my weight is at 181 lbs!! First time I've seen that number in around 4 years.  But I know it's just temporary and I'll be back in the mid 170's in a week.  Depending on how busy work is, I may get a swim in.

    RACE REPORT IS DONE!! http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=230335

    • Health data: Soreness: 1 Fatigue: 3

    Monday - October 11

    I'm still trying to wrap my tiny brain around the fact a 26.2 mile, 3 hour plus race came down to :28 seconds.  My official time was 3:15:32.  Had I done ANYTHING, even the smallest thing different, I would could have easily missed a BQ by a few seconds.  Part of me still doesn't believe it!  It's still sinking in.  But what is real is the pain in my hips, quads and calves!!  I'm doing the sideways shuffle up and down my stairs, holding onto the railing for dear life. :)

    Thanks to all my BT Friends for your support!  My other friends and my family members are indeed happy for me, but it's you guys who all really can identify with me, and know how special it feels to set an athletic goal, train non-stop for it and then go out and accomplish it on Race Day.  God it is the best feeling in the world!!  And the goal doesn't have to be qualifying for Boston, or qualifying for Kona; just setting a PR or breaking the top 50% of the field are all tremendous goals.  I have many individual goals I set and have been accomplishing steadily -- but the #1 Goal is always to just Train and Race to MY POTENTIAL.  As long as I finish a race and know I did my best given the circumstances of my training fitness, and leave it all out there, I'm generally satisfied.  Generally.  I always want more. :) 

    Swimming and Recovery Cycling the next 4 days. 

    • Health data: Soreness: 1 Fatigue: 3

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