Thursday, October 29, 2009

Broken

My email to coach yesterday - if that workout was supposed to break me, you have succeeded. I had a 60 mile ride with three intervals mixed in and a transitional run. This was to be my 'last' real workout for the next 10 days before Beach2Battleship. The whole thing just broke me. I didn't want to ride, particularly, so my mental game was not on but I was going to make the best of it. Needless to say, upon my return, I said to Ryan - that sucked, I sucked. He looked at my computer and said - wow, yeah, you sucked. Are you going to be that guy that shows up at the race with all the latest and greatest gear but doesn't have the engine to back it up? You know that guy. He's the one with the disc wheel being passed by someone on a hybrid or road bike. I love my road bike, but you know what I'm getting at here. I now have this huge fear of being that guy. Thankfully, it's taper time and I've been given the thumbs up to take an extra day off from working out. I will gladly take it. Just as my happy ass was in bed, asleep at 8:15 last nite.

The torture didn't end after that bike ride either.

Helpful Tip:

NEVER EVER get waxed after a 60 mile bike ride. Dear Mother of GAWD! I make my appointments months in advance and do NOT consult my workout schedule when making the appointment. I will from now on. Besides the fact my lady told me it was going to be rough when she saw IT, I actually think I cried. I know I yelled and called her an effenbiatch. She just laughed at me. I would have rather had each one plucked individually, if that is any indication. Holy hell, learn from my mistake.

28 comments:

Beth said...

Aaaah, you're just ready to race. That's all. Enjoy the taper and good luck with that wax recovery ; )

Bill said...

You put in so much training, you've got nothing left to give. Ergo, a crappy last workout before taper. Enjoy taper time. Its your friend. Rest up, do lesser workouts and store up that energy for race day. And regarding the waxing, thank God I'm a man and don't even think about going there. Sounds ...er ...challenging.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Your not that guy!! You been under alot of stress lately. Trust your training, you know you can do the distance, enjoy the taper (and you will cuz you love taper time), and enjoy your reward for all the hard work you put in. Then recover and do all the fun stuff everyone is doing that is making you jealous. Rock it girl!!!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I always plan my waxes with 3 day buffers in between rides. Try that girl friend...

As for the gizmos on bikes... that's why I ride a bottom of the line Cervelo with nothing but an aero bottle, so when I am passed... "who cares?" and when I am passing..."look at that old dude go on that piece of sh*t!"

Julie said...

You are definitely NOT "that guy!" You are ready to go -- it was one workout and it is DONE. The race is what it is all about -- one silly training day is nothing in the whole scheme of your training! You are going to ROCK!!!!! :) :) :)

AND waxing....

I've never done it, but am quite vigilant about errr....maintaining IT. LOL!! I am seriously considering lasering, because my biggest fear is being THAT woman at the pool with bikini creep. AARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!! LMAO!!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

10 days is plenty of time to turn things around! Probably just one of bad workouts that we all get once in a while. And waxing ... you are brave. I'd rather do 2 irons in 2 weeks ;-)

Velma said...

The wax story gave me shivers - ugh - you must be an ironwoman

Jenna said...

You are ready to go, enjoy your taper!! Sounds like a waxing nightmare especially when you are warned before hand that it is gonna hurt. Poor Poor Kitty...lol. The things we women do hey??

Rock on!!

FLATOUT JIM said...

Take a freakin pill already. If every workout was a walk through the sunflower fields, triathlons wouldn't be so special.

Taper and rest up. You'll be ok.

Plus you will be extra streamlined now.

JP said...

Enjoy some taper,(Fat Tire) you have earned it. As for the wax..... ZIPP, ZIPP, ouch!

Dave said...

Daves' Ultramarathon mantra:

EMBRACE THE TAPER!!!!!

Keith said...

Part of the point of training is to figure out where the wheels come off the wagon. That means, surprisingly enough, that some workouts are going to be shite for time, distance, feeling good, or whatever criteria you use to judge how your workout went. Then you'll know not to do that in a race. If the wheels NEVER come off the wagon, you're probably not training hard enough.

And no, you're not THAT guy. You've got nice equipment, but it's not over the top. No innuendo intended. You've done the training, and I'm expecting to read about you having a great day at the B2B.

Please get one of your sherpa's to get a nice pic of the battleship. They're very cool.

When someone first told me about the concept of waxing, especially there, I was horrified. I didn't believe it, at first. I'm still a little incredulous about it, actually.

Enjoy your taper. You've earned it.

Melissa said...

OMG you are crazy getting waxed then! It hurts enough 'normally'. You are one tough chick ;-)

I like what Beth says, you are ready to race!

Carolina John said...

shorter but more painful than childbirth? you make waxing sound like so much fun. Still, at least you're ready to race. see you in a few days.

untpawgal02 said...

It's only what hurts that makes you stronger!

kristen said...

Please, you are SO not going to be that guy. Your going to totally kill it....just don't get waxed the day before. For the love of God!

Alisa said...

I SOOOOOO hope that person is not ME at my first tri of 2010. I just got a new road bike and frankly, am a little scared of him! Hehe

Being mentally tough for hard workouts especially at the end of training cycle is hard. Power through you're almost there!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I'd understand your waxing story better if you supplied pictures.

I'm a very visual person.

All perverts are.

Diana said...

So are you saying that "Fred" could have passed you?!! hahahaha!
"individually plucked?" OMG, you ARE kettlebell material!
Here's to a fast healing "you know what"!

joyRuN said...

Better off your mental game now than at B2B.

Your poor crotchal area.

Jo Lynn said...

My razor works just fine, thank you very much. ;)

Shannon said...

WAXED this close to the race....WTF? Do I need to slap you? ;)

Wes said...

At least you timed your "waxing" with the taper. I'm sure IT will have time to recover :-)

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Ouch! From someone who needs to visit the waxer soon!
You will be awesome at B2B.
Enjoy your taper! Eat some carbs. Put your feet up and snuggle with Magnus.

Chloe said...

Kind of like the 40 year old virgin? Did you yell like that!?! :) ugh..the pain.

You are so not that guy - so don't even think that!! :) You are going to rock it out!!

MJ said...

effenbiatch!.... hahaha....

theloosemoose said...

Thanks for the helpful tip. It'll be easy to follow this advice as I will likely never go on a 60 mile bike ride in my life. That sounds almost as terrible to me as the whole waxing business. I highly recommend getting a car and growing some serious 70's bush. Much less painful that way.

Bets said...

OMG, so much sugar!!! So much Daylight savings!!!!
We saw angie last night at Genie's house. Did you all ride today??

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