Monday, February 13, 2012
OK, Let the Frustration & Panic Begin
As I have mentioned before I am doing Ironman Florida in November. I am very excited and would like to do well. I have no illusions about winning, or getting on the podium, or even qualifying for Kona. I just want to do the best that I can and let's face it, I am competitive and I want to fair well against some other people that I know are going to be doing the race.
Here are my problems: 1) I haven't lost the weight that I intended to lose, so that by March I can begin training at a lower and more ideal weight. 2) My training has been very inconsistent over the fall and winter to this point, so I haven't addressed the need to ramp up my running mileage, or swimming technique deficiencies, that I know exist. 3) And the biggest, I am now dealing with an injury. A couple of weeks ago I felt an explosion in my calf. I am not injury prone. I immediately started icing it every thirty minutes, put a compression sleeve on it, and kept it elevated. I even did some cold laser therapy for the purpose of speeding up the healing process. And of course, I basically did nothing in the way of training for the last two weeks (except swim a couple of times). An now, over the weekend, I felt the "pop" in my calf again.
This is getting to be a little too much. I only have 38 weeks from this past Saturday to get all of this done. It is truly "GO Time". I don't have time for injuries, I don't have any other margin for error for lack of training or lack of commitment.
Let's see where this lands us. Until next time....