I have finally decided that I need to get in the pool and started swimming and mostly b/c I swam last week with a couple of friends and just realized HOW BAD I have gotten and with the count down going, I have to get back in the groove so I can honestly say I have swam 3 days in a row, not the longest but I am getting in the pool.
Last week I had a minor lower leg pain so I cut my long run short and ran again yesterday but seem seemed to be missing the snap and enjoyment of it for some reason maybe it was the Long 70 miles of getting my ass kicked out at Lake Mead on the Silverman/Rage course on Sunday!
Formulaic and I headed to the Silverman supported ride on Sunday leaving from his house at 5am in complete darkness and riding on the Boulder Hwy with only the light from the passing cars which was pretty crazy in itself but we managed to make it to the lake before the group pulled out. There I met up with Brendan and Jewels and rode the first half of the course with them as well. I seemed to have a slight rear tire malfunction due to not checking the inside of the tire after replacing a tube before I left my house in the morning. The tire slowly leaked and I refilled it 2 times before finally replacing it at the water stop. Once I checked the tire and found 3 small pieces of metal shavings that should have popped the tire I removed them, replaced and the tube is holding today!
Once back on the road Form and I continued riding and somewhere around mile 55-60 I totally Bonked out!! I was dying the last 10 miles to get back to his house and I even took the easier route along the highway as Form took on the famous Silverman 3 Bitches hill climb! Go Form!! Once back at his house and talking with Mrs. Form about the day I realized I was about 600 calories behind and no wonder I bonked out! Shit!! Guess I was just having too much fun riding with others and worrying about my stupid tire and lost track of it, so Don't Do That Again!!
I spent the rest of the day paying for my lack of nutrition and just getting my ass kicked out there as it took till the next day to really recover. I also realized that riding that course is not consistent to Cozumel training and although you could argue, and Formulaic will, that the hills can make you stronger, which I'm not saying they won't but it doesn't translate to staying aero for miles and miles at a time. It will be back to Indian Springs for me!!
Now on other great and fun news...!!!!!! I am officially signed up for the SOMA 70.3 on Oct. 25 in Tempe, AZ! That will be my taper race and to really see where I am going to be for Cozumel based on times, hopefully. On this note, I will not be heading to San Fran for the TNT Nike Women's Marathon which makes me sad b/c I love the team but I also have to get a big training weekend completely that weekend and going to the Nike event it will just not happen. Sorry Team, but you know I love ya!
Now with that taking me all the way out to Ironman Cozumel, I am already thinking ahead to next year and planning on the spring season of Ultra running and looking to do another 50 miler in March which means only about 12 weeks of training after a couple of weeks of rest from Cozumel, crrrraaaaazzzzzyyyy!!! but so fun! Then I am looking at my 3rd 50 miler in May. We shall see how things work out as time progresses but I am thinking too about using the Carlsbad Marathon on Jan 24, 2010 as a training event for the 50 miler. Wow, so weird to be thinking about that already but you gotta plan these things out.
Time to go swim..!!!! Later.