Did my second century ever. It ended up being 101 miles and change. I warmed up with 6 super easy miles to the bike store, then decided to try the hard 7 am ride (versus the easier 9am group ride that I did the last few weeks). The pace was hard and I wasn’t sure if I would get dropped, but I barely did except on the last hill, which was about 2 miles from the shop. My dad is pretty experienced so he was able to help pull me back in. I was surprisingly pretty comfortable riding in a close group. On one flat, we were cruising at 25+ mph, which is crazy (the average pace wasn’t nearly that fast, but combined with the hills and my terrible down hill form on the windy roads, it was still a tough ride). After the 33 mile group ride, my dad and I rode until we got to 53 miles, went home for lunch, then rode until we got to 101. The group ride was the hardest part, but I’m super psyched that I was able to keep up with the harder ride for 95% of the ride.
Dinner from last night. Edamame, brown rice and carrot bok choy stir fry
Waiting for my mom to bring home dinner from Whole Foods. We’re having vegetarian split pea soup, low sodium lentil soup, and seeduction bread!!
I’m so hungry after my mile swim, 10 minutes aqua jog, and 20 minute elliptical workout.
Need. Food. Now.
I haven’t updated in like a week, so here’s a little update.
My shins have progressively gotten worse. They started hurting in January, and I took like a month off from running (but I still snuck in the occasional easy miles maybe once or twice a week). Then, track started and they started hurting a little more. I ran one good 3200m race and that’s it.
Last week I decided I needed to let my coach know. He suggested running on the grass, stretching, taking ibuprofen, and icing. Thanks, Coach, but that didn’t help. Then, he suggested maybe cross training a few days a week to cut down on my mileage. I’m totally fine with cross training, but I don’t want to be on the school elliptical all day everyday, so I asked my coach if I could go for a long bike ride with my dad on Saturday instead of doing a long run. He said to go for an hour and a half, but little did he know an hour and a half bike ride is like sprint to me. We went for 80 miles (well he went for 130, but I joined in after his morning group ride), which is my longest ride of 2013, so it was good and we went to an area I hadn’t rode to before.
On Monday, I went to the trainer. She wrapped my leg and told me to have her do it everyday. It felt worse.
Today I ran the same exact mile time as many times before (6:13). I’m tired of running when I’m injured. I really want to get better ASAP. I don’t want it to get worse.
I think I’m going to go to the running store this weekend for a free evaluation. Then, I’ll hopefully go to a doctor to get an XRAY.
I also want to skip practice and just ride my bike tomorrow.
All I want right now:
- solid foods (that’s not going to happen)
- to go for my long run (also not going to happen)
- fro-yo (happening in a few hours!!!)
Also, ignore/feel free to laugh at my last post. I clearly wasn’t completely off my anesthesia yet.
The oral surgeon told my mom that I was singing “Come fly with me” during the surgery. OMG hahaha I’m dying. Maybe I listen to a little too much Michael Buble.
My coach told me to only do the 3200m because I wasn’t improving my times doing both. The race went out really fast (like 42 for first 200m and 1:25 for first 400m-that’s fast for me, ok.) but I knew I at least wanted to try to stick with the group for a little while, so I went with it. The race was really small btw. There was only 1 faster girl from my team, 3 girls from the other team (2 of which went for the lead with the 1 from my team) and 1 slower girl from my team. I didn’t care about placing today because a lot of the girls from my team weren’t here due to vacations, and the team is our hardest rival, so my coach knew we were going to lose. I just wanted to PR (specifically sub-13). Unfortunately, I ran either 13 exactly or 13:01, but I was still psyched with my race.
I told my group members I would add in some things to our slide rocket presentation, but only one person can work on it at a time.
I’m honestly about to tell them that I’m about to crash. My eyes seriously won’t stay open much longer.
I literally hate group projects. I have a meet tomorrow. I want to sleep, so, people, please get your stuff DONE!! So tired.
The 2-Day Rule
Sorry, but this is stupid. What if I’m sick or am on my post-season break? It’s not like we can workout consistently forever. It’s okay if you need 3 days off every once in a while and this is coming from someone who generally doesn’t take a lot of complete rest days because I really do enjoy exercising.
Tomorrow is my first meet!!! I’m super pumped, but I’m going to my future college to go around with a current student all day. My only problem is, we eat lunch in the dining hall. I’m excited to see what the dining halls are like there, but I won’t know what I’m going to eat, until I walk in. I wish I wasn’t going there mere hours before my first meet, but I’ll just have to be careful and not eat anything that will affect my race in a negative way.
How can I sleep without getting these down??
These last few days have been rough with eating, but filled with amazing workouts.
I’m ready for a new month.