Sunday, February 1, 2009

Not quite what I had planned..........

I went out today thinking 5 hours of running was ahead of me. I knew before I started that it might not be my day. My back hurt, why, didn't know, my ankle, same thing, my hip, ditto and my knees were tender, those at least I was used to hurting (I have not done a good job of ridding myself of my tendinitis) and through in some stomach issues for one more thing to think on. I said to myself it doesn't matter, go.

Turns out it did matter, I struggled and after playing mind games with myself for over an hour and a half, I made the decision to abort the run. I was right on the edge of doing major damage, I was so tight and not right at all such that each step took energy and hurt, I tried stretching, walking, running hard, nothing was working. So KC is 2 weeks away, am I ready, maybe, maybe not. I wasn't planning a PR but I also wasn't planning on having a painful day. That's why I decided to quit as if I had continued I am pretty sure I would have sealed my fate for KC, if it still turns painful so be it. So I think I will take tomorrow off from running and then think about one more longish run.

For the remainder of today, I will work on stretching, icing and relaxing with a cold beer and enjoying the Super Bowl. As to who do I want to win, well, that's easy. Why because I grew up with the Bengals and still am a fan, so think hate the Steelers, I adopted the Bears when two guys from Columbus played there in the 70's, so think Chicago, and it's settled ---> Go Cardinals......

2 comments:

Londell said...

Better to go into Psycho rested ... conditions can make it a bitch adn the conditions can change each loop. Last year, ice on the first loop, then mud like chocolate moose and I quit at 20 miles (2 loops). Rest well and enjoy the race.

RunWesty said...

Good advice, thank you for the encouragement, weather is looking ok, at least for now.

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