Saturday, May 24, 2008

Aye Carumba!

I'm begrudgedly following the whole "if it's below the neck stop exercising" thing. The fact that Husband threatened to take my front bike wheel, running shoes, and goggles away if I wouldn't promise to rest may have influenced me slightly

Anyway, I'm a little freaked out about the upcoming metric century in two weeks. It doesn't help that I'll be out of town Wed-Sun. When I get back it will be only 6 short days before the cycle tour.

Husband says not to worry. All I have to do is start at the beginning and keep going until I get to the end. And it's not a race, its a tour. Just go have fun. Piece of Cake. Sounds good on paper, but despite his well-intentioned words, I can't help feeling under-prepared.

Well....it gets better.

There's this little 10K the day after the bike tour that I had wanted to do. Wanted. Past tense. That was before signing up for the metric century.

Husband is perplexed as to why I might not want to do both in the same weekend. His argument is that I've done stuff like this all in one day before, so what's the worry? Of course, that's not quite true. The longest all.in.one.day was oly tri distance. This particular bike ride is 2.5 times that distance!! Not quite apples-to-apples.

Long story short, the 10K is now on my calendar as well. Good thing they have a fitness center at the hotel. I surely wouldn't want to be under-prepared for *two* events in the same weekend.

16 comments:

  1. Good for you for going for it! You will do great and are doing the smartest thing (with some help from your husband!) in taking the time necessary to recover.

    :-)

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  2. Hubby is right. When you back off the pace, its a lot easier to go longer. Just make sure you wear your comfy bike shorts :-) Then, go knock out a PR at that 10K :-D

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  3. I agree with the others! You can do it if you just slow down a hair!

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  4. Excuse me, isn't there a slow and steady wins the race theme in your blog....so, slow it down, enjoy your time....cause we want you around for a long, long time and it is only the beginning of the season....

    take care, have fun....and I'm so glad you are feeling better!

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  5. Crikey......
    get well soon, then have a great time and tell us all about it :)

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  6. We seem to face a lot of similar dilemmas. As for the century ride, I know you can do that. Like your husband says, its not a race, and if it is like the club rides here, you go at your own pace. (for me of course that means faster than my own pace just to keep someone in sight, but hopefully you don't have that problem). As for the 10k the day after, you might surprise yourself. You are getting stronger, and other than your leg problem, you probably would run close to your PR. All you can do is try. Good luck and hope you feel better soon!

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  7. Enjoy the ride dont push too had and then the next day go out there and rock the 10K. Rest up so you feel better soon

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  8. Sweet.. you're gonna kick ass on the 2 races! Hope you feel a-ok really soon.

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  9. You can do both! And you'll rock 'em!

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  10. way to go for it...
    sometimes it takes the hubby or bride to convince someone about the merits of going for it...

    go easy on the bike and then finish off weekend with a killer ten k...

    You CAN do this!!!

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  11. I love checking your blog! How exciting...you are always up for new challenges :)

    Enjoy it, and you might surprise yourself ;)

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  12. Oh, ypu'll do great and have a blast doin' it! Good luck with the big weekend!!

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  13. You are definitely a machine even when you're sick! I have been known to still workout EVEN w/ bronchitis. But then again I don't have anyone threatening to take away my running shoes if I didn't rest. Your hubby was definitely doing you a favor!

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  14. Oh my. I was just speculating this weekend if anyone else heard those compulsive little voices in their head. (Do more, do it faster, do it all... NOW!)

    PHEW! I feel validated! ;-)

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  15. How exciting! You are quite the one for challenges. You will have a blast. You're already prepared - you just need to keep taking care of yourself these next two weeks so you'll be rested and healthy. Go girl!

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