Thursday, January 15, 2009

All is right in training land

Ok.. Ok...I blew my stack and got it off my chest on Tuesday but today, it was back to normal. Hector was wonderful today and helped me dramatically. I am still hurting but not nearly as much as I was. We did about 30 min of cardio, some easy agility stuff, a few weight machines and then some SERIOUS stretching and yoga. What a WORLD of difference that made.

I think I learned something in all this: you have to speak up. If you KNOW that something is hurting you, you have to back off and try another path. I know this isn't going to be easy, especially for a plus size woman trying to become an Ironman, but I am determined.

Next weekend is the Miami Half Marathon. I am ready for a victory. Ever since IM Florida, I have been scared of long race. Ive done some 5k's just to get some confidence back but this will be the first test. I don't know if I am truly ready but you really don't know until you make that first step.

Bring it on...


IronBob (spawning?? at IMAZ 08) said...

Glad all is well.

If you build up to several 100 mile bike rides in training by September, I can almost guarantee a finish at IMFL.

Come on over to Tampa on a Sunday, I and my Ironman student, Arnie will get you over this psychological hurdle.

Train more, race less... Bob

Irene Odell said...

Good luck this weekend!! I hope you have GREAT weather in Miami!