Couple of things on my mind today...

Last night I went to marathon training and just walked for about an hour. When it was over I was a little concerned. My legs ached! I mean really ached!! Like they didn't ache after my 1/2 marathon!! What is up with that?? I have not run or walked in 10 days due to my cold. I decided to walk last night as a way to ease myself back in. I did not expect my legs to ache that way. Also, my hip hurt. That's not that unusual but it still hurt this morning. Ugh!!! I'm now officially concerned. I don't know if I'll be able to do the marathon on Sunday. Wednesday we are meeting for a short 40 minute run and then off to a group dinner. I'm going to run on Wed. and see how that goes. Other than that and getting lots of rest and good nutrition and hydration, there's really nothing more I can do..I'm trying very hard not to freak out (again!!)......

I've been toying with the idea of getting a bike trainer. I have a treadmill and an eliptical machine, a bike trainer would really complete my gym and I could train indoors when I can't get out. So, I'm thinking about doing this. While I'm cruising the blogs this morning I'm reading about the temps all over the country and really beginning to feel like a wimp. Some places it's -18, Oh My God, that's freaking cold!!!!! Then there are people who are out training at 4 a.m. in below zero weather!!! So when I'm thinking of buying the trainer so I don't have to go outside, boy do I feel wussy!!!!! I do feel the need to justify myself just a little. I live on a major 2-lane highway in a rural area (it's the only road out this way). There are no sidewalks, and not much shoulder to speak of. At the best of times it's dangerous. Now, when the only time I can get out there during the week is when it's dark, it's downright sucidal. Also, the winter here in Hawaii is very, very rainy. Plus, I live on the windward side which is much wetter than the Honolulu side. So on the weekends when I could go outside it's either raining or really, really windy (like 20-25 mph is typical). So as you can see it's a safety issue not a weather issue (yeah, right!!! 60 degrees is bloody cold!!!).

Well, I should go get some work done. I do not feel like working but I have to get this stuff done!!!!!

Comments

La said…
Flo, it's just the taper tantrums, you know! Go out for a short run and your confidence will come back. You're probably sore because you're not used to using your walking muscles. Only a few more days until the big day! Can't wait to read your race report!
nancytoby said…
If you'll use a trainer, it's worth it. Personally, I'd almost rather pull out my own teeth with pliers, but I can do 30 minutes or so on it.

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