Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Ahhhh Tuesday. Now that’s better. Yesterday was uneventful. I swam 1000 yards after work and then rode on the trainer for 20 mins. I cut the swim short b/c my form was falling apart, I cannot seem to get back into the groove, it blows, but I am not too worried, I’m sure it will come back soon. I came home to a nice surprise in the mail. One of the guys from CTC burned me a bunch of spinning DVDs, so now I get to try all of those out. Exciting. I had said that I wasn’t tired really from my 20 miler, but I did end up with some pain in my left shin and my right hamstring. When I ran this morning, just an easy 3 miler, I definitely felt like my legs were spent. I have a massage tonight and I cannot wait. For those of you in the area if you need an awesome masseuse you should go to Sky MacDonald on Lee Road. She’s only $65 for an hour and she’s really good. I have got to get better about getting a massage at least once a month. My hamstring is so tight I hope it will feels better tomorrow. I made the fatal mistake of going back to sleep after working out this morning so I feel like a zombie, ugh.

I am so excited that Mindy is coming this weekend! I hope it stops raining and warms up b/c I really want to take her on the trail run we did for the buckeye trail HM in Jan.


DaisyDuc said...

Well I am going to make myself get out of bed (which I haven't seemed to be able to do at all this week) just to come see you at spinning tomorrow AM. May swim friday even!

Papa Louie said...

I notice my swim falls apart after hard sets. I am beginning to believe I shouldn't be concerned with speed but to slow down and focus on technique.

Tri to Be Funny said...

Damn--I want to go to the bike store with you and Gary (if you're treating) :-)

someday tri said...

Wait a minute... a massage AND a bike shop spree? In the same year? I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S!

p.s. I suppose I can put my envy aside just long enough to say thanks for the comments on my blog and adding me to your blogroll -- that made my day! And I'm so glad I'm not the only bike hermit!

Brian said...

OK. How about sharing the wealth with the spinning dvd's. I need some motivation on the bike.

As for trails, they are more fun when they are all muddy.

GP said...

I've needed a good masseuse all my life. Thanks for the recommendation.

My stroke falls apart when my mind and body just aren't jiving. Which is quite often. I second Papa Louie's sentiment. Your form comes first.

We missed you on Saturday, but you had higher goals to reach! I didn't want you to think you were among the reprimanded. You do anything but wimp out.

Next week we should run. Whatever distance you're running, I'll join you. I just hope I can keep up!

trishie said...

Hey Mon -- just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm enjoying reading about your training. I'm thinking of getting into tris -- I swim and run already, but I don't think I can put the money toward a bike and a bunch of new gear right now. Anyhow, keep going with your training, and let me know if you have any swimming questions!


triguyjt said...

monica....you just went big time with the looooong run.
dont apologize at all..

you rock.

i could use a massage too.. my hammy is so tight, its barking like a dog

RunnerGirl said...

Let me know how the spinning cds are, I could use some good recomendations!

solarsquirrel said...

Thanks for the heads up on a massage - that is an awesome price - I may have to check it out.

Running on Something said...

let me know about the cd's as well -- could definately use something to get through those spinning workouts!

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