Monday, May 6, 2013
Weekend Review (and 12 Days Left)
12 flippin' days.....Holy Mary Mother of God......I'm at a loss for words here. It seems too close.
On the 16th, we will head down to The Woodlands to get checked in and do the IM festivities.....I can't wait.....I want it to be here NOW, but I also want it to come in about one more month.
This weekend started off great. On Saturday morning, I awoke at 5:45. Ready to go. Tossed on the running gear and off I went. No music, no Garmin, just me and the road. I know where my mile markers are so I knew when to turn around and how far I had gone. I did an out and back of 6 miles, twice, with an extra loop near the house of a mile. I got in 13.25 miles. All unsupported. No water, no gels, no nutrition. Just a small drink at mile 6 when I was back at the house. I felt really good.
Saturday was normal activities for the Donovans.
On Sunday, I woke up at 3:55a for a 75 mile trainer ride. My legs were heavy and jello-y (not sore). I decided to get up later and do the ride. 4:30a....nope, 5a.....nope, 6:30a (baby woke up - got her fed and went back to bed). 3 hours later it's 9:30a....still no.
I ended up sleeping until 10:30, ate eggs and turkey sausage, and laid on the couch with ice bag on my thigh and one on my shoulder. I have a sharp pain in my left shoulder that will not go away. I haven't swam in a week, I have been taking advil like it's pez, ice, heat, etc....still pain. It hurt for the first few minutes of my ride when in aero, but went away.
I ended up getting in 40 miles on the trainer at 9p. A far cry from my 75 on the schedule, but some is better than none.
I'm going to try to swim tonight. An hour is on the schedule....but will play it by ear as not not hurt more. Hope this is just a small strain. I'm also going to spin for a little over an hour too. Nothing fast, just a spin on the trainer.