20 October 2010

11 Miles of Ouchness

My last run was on Saturday. I had no idea how far, or what tempo I was going to run. I just know that I had not exercised—at ALL—since Tuesday, and I was feeling lethargic.

I know people in my life who say that they can not work out because they "have not got the energy." I do not understand this at all. I work out so I DO have the energy. If I do not swim, bike, run, or pump some iron, I am not a delightful person to be around. I have been known to throw temper tantrums that would make my six year old blush.

The first couple miles of any run I go on are always the same: I go out a tad too fast and it takes me a while to find my rhythm. When I got back home, I checked out my run. I did solid 8:17's—not wicked fast.

The  post-Ironman recovery must be ongoing, because my body does not seem right still—especially the legs. I feel like I could run at a nice clip if my legs were not in so much pain still. Who knows. I have been swimming a lot more lately, and loving it. What the heck?!  Swimming. I like it. Who knew?!

Okay, just a short one tonight. More to talk about after the weekend. Wifey and I are working together again this weekend. I wrote some music for a dance company that she dances with!  What are the chances?

Good luck to my blogger buddy, KC who is racing her first Ironman this weekend, The Great Floridian.

Train Smart!


Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

I, on the other hand, haven't been swimming. It's just too cold. I gotta find an indoor pool soon. Have you been swimming inddors?

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Thanks for the blog love bro! You scare me when you say post IM you just haven't been right. Maybe you haven't eaten enough wings or drank enough beer yet?

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

This swimming thing is sort of cool huh? 6months ago I used to dread going to the pool, now i actually look forwards to it? I'm with ya on this one Mark! Good run dude!


It takes 4 to 6 weeks. Hell, it's been 8 weeks since Louisville and Arnie still isn't "quite right". Since I was only a 124.6 guy that day (and have one in two weeks), I don't have the luxury of thinking "I'm not quite right"

Aimee said...

I've never done an IM, but I would imagine that full recovery takes awhile! As hard as it is, be patient. You'll get back to where you were before!

RockStarTri said...

Recovery includes running a spinal tap-(it goes to eleven)? Somehow I think that doesn't sound right.

KC might be right. More wings and beer.

Kristin said...

Keep training light but keep active...Itll get better!

Caratunk Girl said...

I haven't been swimming and I miss it, although I hate the pool. But the water is cold so...you see how it goes. I plan to get on that this weekend.

Awesome run, that looks painful!