Friday, April 4, 2008

Good news, bad news for the week.....

It is Friday. I am staying home all day-I mean committed to not getting out of the house at all. I am tired of running around like a maniac, pretending I am retired..The house is quiet, H has gone to play with his buddies in Phoenix for the weekend and to do this:

I opted not to go. I have done a 2.4 mile swim before and decided I need more work on my bike and run. I am going to ride with Pirate and hopefully Mo, who has kicked my ass the last 2 weeks (of course she is 20 years my junior, but who is counting).

This week:

Bad news: The butt issue on the new bike became overwhelming.

Good news: I switched to my 5 year old, Terry Butterfly Gel seat and my butt is happy!

Bad news: Ever since the seat switch and during my ride on Wed., I have had this incredible neck pain, which is easing right now. I have heat and Flector patch on it. I have an email into Coach Luis to see whether to raise? lower? seat. Maybe it is just getting use to aeroposition again.

Good news: I biked over an average of 15 MPH on Wed 35 mile ride. Best so far.

Bad news: 90 min. run after was slow but I felt pretty good (before neck pain set in for real).

Good news: My new very-expensive-but suppose to be fabulous bike shorts came in yesterday (Assos). Gosh they are awfully comfortable but a little snug. I will call the company today to see if this is the way they are suppose to fit. If so I am wearing them tomorrow on my long ass ride..

Bad news: I fell on my new bike! I was turning around really slowly, couldn't get my clip out and boom! I actually have a little ding on the brakes. And scraped my knee, bruised my hip..

Yesterday, I was really tired, my neck hurt. I took this as a sign to take a break. So I did my weight workout and bagged the swim.

Bad news: I weigh myself every Wed and this week gained 3 lbs! How is this possible? Then I read this and think why me? Aren't I suppose to be trying to keep weight on too? The only reason I really care about this is because I want the extra weight to be gone so I can be faster. Also who the hell wants to watch their diet during Ironman training? H says it is probably water-yea that's what they all say but you gotta love him..

Misc good news: I had my second class about Buddhism this week. Very interesting. I am trying to incorporate meditation as part of my routine. So far without much success. I think however, when I swim I meditate. I concentrate on my breathing and don't think much.

We took daughter Heather out for her 29th birthday this week. So hard to believe this once little girl is 29! Seems like yesterday when I met her almost 20 years ago! She is very special and we had a great time.

So tomorrow a 4 and 1/2 hr. bike ride, Sunday 2 and 1/2 hr. run with a 3000 yd swim. I am resting up today for the big weekend..


21stCenturyMom said...

Sorry you fell on your new bike - ow! That's for you and the bike.

That is a HEEYOOGE weekend you have planned. I hope Monday is your day off!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sorry to hear that you are having comfort issues on your bike. hopefully you will get that all sorted out soon.

Tea said...

I LOVE my TERRY seat.

I'm so sorry you found the 3lbs. I thought I really hid them well. I put them in the supersecret chocolate hiding place.

btw-15mph is AWESOME! I SO want to be you.

tri-dogmom said...

I HATE Bike Saddles!!! :-)

I hope you have a fantastic training weekend... I was supposed to do the 2.5hr run today, but fell short cause of IT band. Hopefully next weekend ....

My neck ALWAYS hurts when getting used to being in aero. I started this training with my bars a little higher and am slowly dropping them back down to my aggressive fit.

Oh and GOOD decision on not doing the 2.4mile swim. The water is NASTY!

WADDLER26.2 said...

I think your goods outweigh your bads.

Your weekend training looks awesome. Take care. Now that you've had your first wreck - you don't have to worry about that anymore.

Vickie said...

A lot of good and a lot of bad, but it sounds like the good outweighs the bad. Your training seems to be going well despite a few glitches. Hope the seat thing works itself out. That can probably be the most miserable part of long rides if the seat isn't comfortable. And the neck thing. For me, its an every year occurrence once I start out on the bike and doesn't really go away until I put it away in the fall.

Steve Stenzel said...

That's the same way I've watched my wife fall on her bike a few times...

Hope you're OK!!!!

Black Knight said...

Sorry for the fall, I know very well what it means. Hovewer the good news are more important that the bad ones.

Duane said...

Great post, have a great Rage!

momo said...

i'm hoping you had a fantastic training weekend!! today was a rest day for me and I NEEDED IT! :-)

Ultra, Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Yes, it's true. Bikes are evil. Terry butterfly gel seat? Hmmmm. Must try that one.

Bones said...

I'm not sure I want to try out your new bike now that it has a scratch! :)

I have a few books on tape about Buddhism if you are interested in listening to them.

Hope you neck feels better, Let me know if you need a massage therapist - I happen to know a pretty good one.