Mid week, I ran my first mile pain free in 3 1/2 weeks!
2 days later, i ran an ez 3. still felt pretty good. I did get some stiffining up later on though.
Being that I already signed up for Girl Power Tri o this Sunday, AND that it was super short (300 swim, 9m bike, 2m run), I decided to go ahead and do it, just not kill it on the run. Plus, there was a prize purse to the top 5, so I wanted the extra spending money for Kona...I was motivated!
|martini glasses to winners....|
they forgot the martini :)
And race I did. oohhh wee... I felt slow. I suppose the fatigue from the extra bike and run miles was still deep in my legs. Plus, I had already dropped my bike off at Tribike Transport for her ride to Kona, so I was borrowing a bike for the race. And no bike fits like your own bike - so this one was awkward. I know I can ride any bike for 9 miles - and I did, but it was hard to kill it! I found myself playing catch up from the beginning trying to bike and run down the younger college swimmers who flew thru the water! I did ok on the bike - moving into second place, but knew going into the run that my injury and my desire to not run too fast was gonna hold me back. I tried to run 1st place down, but had to settle for second - not to shabby for an old hurt lady :)
I actually suprised myself with my run pace, but I am afraid I paid for the speed I found. The hip hurt the rest of the day, and I got in trouble from my Dr's for running too hard. So no more running Till Kona. Bleh.