Ready or not?

Here I come Clem(p)son!!! I think more of "I'm not ready" for this tri. Oh well. I'm having right leg pain issues now, that just about put me out yesterday. I'm icing and popping pain pills. I'll elaborate later. I know it's my style of running that's caused it. I may have to take some running rest days next week altogether.

Mizuno pulled up Tuesday at Fleet Feet, here in G'ville and set up shop to do an in-depth gait analysis. Let me tell ya peeps, it's worth it if you get a chance to do this. Both David and I had our gait analysis and fortunately we both were around the "right" shoes for our feet, runnning pace/weight, style, etc. I have bought a lot of different Mizuno's over the past 2/3 yrs, so I do have the recommended shoe they recommend for me - the Wave Inspire, but since mine were older and I have NO clue how many miles were on them, I bought the newest ones. Here's the schedule if you have any interest on it. Mizuno Run with us. It's free and we got a Mizuno tech shirt out of the deal. Of course, the store got my money on some new kicks.

I've had a slow workout week this week, just kind of taking it easy. Today is definately a rest day, as I did 5 days in a row. I typically try to do 5 days, then rest if it falls within my schedule. After Clemson, I will focus on Irongirl tri, healing my leg, and adding more bike mileage.

We had a terrific evening out with friends the other night. There were 3 of us couples that met at the park, ate, and let the kids (Men included) roam the park. The highlight was watching the guys scope out for the "right" rocks to make them skip in the river. Wow!








We're gonna have a great evening out with friends and some grape juice, with some apps and an early evening for a 5:15 wake-up. OUCH! I'm not used to this kind of discipline homies. Tomorrow is gonna be fun. Lots of people we know will be racing. So, looking forward to it.

Good luck to local cool chick triathlete, Ashley - as she is doing HIM this weekend in Fla! I know she'll kick that course's tail!!
Good luck to P.O.M - doing a Half marathon this weekend! I know you'll do great! Can't wait to read your report.
Locals, Eric,Olivier, and Chris are gonna be at Clemson with the rest of us and I know they'll do terrific!! Of course Chris will be on his 5-10 mile cool-down run while I'm still out on the bike course, I'm sure. :-)
I know a LOT of you (maybe me too) are doing Nancy's virtual 10K - Good luck!!!!

15 comments:

David said...

I'm glad you mentioned the Mizuno clinic, since I neglected to. Man, what a valuable bit of info they gave.

You will do fine, and have fun. And just think: the faster you finish, the sooner we get to go to Wild Wings!

Wes said...

I like my Mizuno Wave Inspires too. Very cool stuff :-) Good luck at your race this weekend!! and you guys have fun chowing down those wings!!

Kevin said...

Good luck in your race. I am sure you will do well

Marcy said...

GOOOOOOODDD LLLUUUCCCKKK MENDY!! You're going to do A.w.e.s.o.m.e!!! ;D ;D

I can't wait to see this report chica!! ;D ;D And have a Happy Mother's Day too!

J~Mom said...

YOU ARE SO READY!!!!!!!!!!! You are totally going to rock it!! Your training has been nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Viv said...

Thanks for the Mizuno link.
I KNOW you are going to do great. You have put in the super hard work. I can not wait to hear about it. GOOD LUCK!!! Have a great Mother's Day!

Eric said...

RATS! I knew nothing of the Mizuno deal. I, too, run in Miz's! Love 'em. Keep that leg issue under control and forget about it for the race tomorrow! See you guys bright and early!
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teacherwoman said...

GOOD LUCK! Can't wait to hear about the race when you get back! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Good Luck!!! & Happy Mother's Day!!

Maybe "see" you at the virtual finish line!!

Jess said...

Good luck! You'll kick ass!

Neese said...

I'm sorry I missed the Mizuno visit! Glad ya'll got that chance tho. Sounds like your doing good, sorry about the right leg I hope that gets better soon!

Pokey said...

Cant wait for a race report....go rock that tri, Mendy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason The Running Man said...

Hey I checked out the results you guys did great!

Hey I wanted to let you know that our Pastor (Steve Keys) is going to be over there at Seacoast tomorrow.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Sounds like you got some really great information fromt the clinic.

Laura said...

Can't wait to hear your report! And the Iron Girl sounds fun... do you think I could train and be ready to finish that in a month with no previous tri experience other than lots of biking and swimming last summer? (At the time I was getting ready for a tri but it never happened).