Ironman Canada - DONE! What next? Stronger and faster.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Oooo, those hip flexors
Maybe I ran harder yesterday than I thought. The hip flexors were talking to me today. I was walking carefully, trying to take it easy. So the core session tonight was more about stretching and rollering than heavy duty CORE. That was 45 minutes worth, all good. Then I got onto the bike for some easy spin. Only 15 minutes, just to get the blood in my legs moving again. Feeling much better now..
The suggestion/rant about the WTC and it's "Access Club" and overfilled events is here. I still don't understand what's so hard about managing a wait list.
"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!" -- Randy Pausch
My question: Is pain a brick wall? You can discuss in the comments section of that blog posting.
I'm hooked pretty good on this triathlon stuff. I'm now about 3/4 the man I used to be, size wise, and there's still some flab around the middle to work on. Even though I'm still really slow, I don't care. I enjoy getting out and doing the training, and I'm really enjoying getting to know this body. After all these years, I'm pleasantly surprised at what it will do.