Thursday, September 4, 2008

I need some rrrreeeeeee eeeeeeeest...



So, I'm not Lily von Schtupp, but I can so sympathize with her right now. Like many other blogger friends, I am hitting a point where I just don't seem to recover enough from our long weekend workouts to feel like I'm making any progress on my mid-week ones. On Tuesday I was dropped on the bike and couldn't for the life of me catch back up to the pack. My swim yesterday felt like all I was doing was inventing a new way of drowning, creatively. And then today's long ride/short run sucked, it was so hot out there. This may be TMI for some, but usually on our long bikes, I work hard to stay hydrated and end up having to go to the bathroom (or the woods...) quite a bit. Today I only went once during a 3.5 hour ride, and I had taken in 3 bottles of Endura and one of water. I guess there's some relief in knowing that I will not be hitting the start line in Florida after having biked 80/run 13 just a few days before, but right now I'm having a hard time seeing the forest for the trees.

Tomorrow is a day off, thank goodness. I have PT and then I'm driving up to Northern Virginia to visit my parents' grave (tomorrow would have been my mother's 73rd birthday). I'm packing bottles to take with me so I'll have plenty to drink all day--Saturday we bike 1 hr and run 18.

3 comments:

Mel said...

Keep workin it...you are almost there and soon as the race is over and done with...you will NOT know what to do with all your time:) stay tough!!!! Your one of my hopes of getting through one of these crazy IM :)

IRONHOKIE said...

Hang in there Kate. It'll all be worth it on November 1st. You're gonna do awesome!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I am coming to the rescue!!!! I will roller skate alongside you schlepping water bottles galore-Do ya need a sherpa? Keep in hanging in there and hold on to your goal - you can do it!