Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend in Review!

Sorry for the delay, I got thrown for a loop with some kind of funky. I believe I have shaken it. It was one of those times where you just feel like the funk is sinking its grips into you. I'm thankful it was nothing worse. Some Emergen-C, Aleve, sleep, repeat, seemed to have beaten it.

ANYWAY, last weekend saw my longest run of the year at 14ish miles with an average pace of 8:53. I was perfectly pleased with that....also happy to not have to run any longer. Nothing significant to report other than people don't look happy running, mostly. I mean, a hello, hi, wave, something people. I realize you've got your headphones in and I do not but you don't have to be rude. Sheesh. One lady looked like she led a miserable life - she always does too. I try to say hi but then call her a bitch as she passes. And no, she's not deaf, I thought of that too.

My quality ride for the week was to be a three hour ride. No big deal, I thought. Ever just have something not feel right? It wasn't terrible or even a melt down it just wasn't all it could be. I ended with an 18.5avg and was not too happy with that. For whatever reason, it just pissed me off. I guess I just felt like I worked harder and 'deserved' more from that ride. Oh well, it's in the books.

Pre-ride and it was cccold out. I love the arm warmer with sleeveless look, oh well, it works even if I look dorky. Other peoples I saw had on pants and jackets...wimps!
A farewell from Big Magnus! He's not sure I'm ever coming home.


Nutrition and the return of Count Flatula - for the love of Pete I must figure out my nutrition, uh, like yesterday. One thing doesn't absorb well, another gives me gas. I tried the CarboPro1200 for my bike ride and water. Yep, Count Flatula returned with the most horrendous nasal symphony ever. I suppose I'm just glad Count Flatula was not Count Shatula...that would REALLY suck. So, I will try it one more time and then I'm on to...the next thing. You think I would have this figured out by now. Short races just don't require so much and makes it easy to manage. I mean, if I end a sprint on the weak side or slightly dehydrated, that just means I did something right and didn't waste time. Try that for 70.3+ and you're in deep crap.

I have no idea how Ryan caught this as I was leaving. Look at the pockets on the back of this thing (navy blue line on my BACK) - hell, I'd have to reach over my shoulder to get a gel out for crying out loud!

21 comments:

Keith said...

NICE BIKE!!!!! I want one like that. I think these are the first good photos of it I've seen. Oh, and the chick on the bike is pretty nice too. Oh yeah, that's you Missy! Hawt!

It might be tough getting things out of the pockets of your suit, but you don't have to worry about getting a sunburn across your tailbone.

I'd take that ride. You're outdoors, first of all, and that's a very respectable pace. Especially coming off being sick. And fighting with Count Flatula.

Bets said...

Oooh, the bike looks great and I love the bare shoulders arm warmer thing!!!! I am so sorry about the pleather situation. I always giggle at Elliott when he turns his bike shorts inside out and just dumps butt cream into the crotch of his shorts, but it sounds like the alternative is not good either. The itching is the worst!!!!!!

GeorgiaSnail said...

seriously, sweet ride.....

MCM Mama said...

Nice run! That's an awesome bike!

Hope you figure out the nutrition thing. I tooted my way through a run the other day and I didn't even fuel during it. Sigh.

Marci said...

Nice bike!! Sounds like you had a productive weekend of training. Maybe the wind slowed your ride pace, but its still very fast!

Bill said...

OK, everyone notes the nice ride. I'd like to point out the nice form. BTW, could you send some of that cool weather my way?

Diana said...

Nice ride biatch!! Lookin' hot on that saddle, too bad it causes such problems of pleather and the such!!
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Usually a nice blanket, some pets and a stupid movie in the vcr fix everything!

Jo Lynn said...

You look smashing, my dear!

I have the exact same arm warmers. I know where you got those, and I thank you! ;)

Love the shot of you making out with Magnus.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

How do you spell relief?? I spell it 62 at 7am. that's what we are supposed to have this Sunday...finally.

Wow!! Do you have a SWEET bike and wheels or what? It just looks fast.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yes the Sleeveless, armwarmer look is HAWT!! Then add in the ride.

Side note, good to see your working on the nutrition and see what works and doesnt, too many people skip this part

RockstarTri said...

Just hope you don't get to the point with your nutrition where, as they say in the movie "The Bucket List," you can't trust a fart.

Even though the training might not have felt right, it is still like money in the bank. The armwarmer/sleeveless combo in contrast, even though you somehow pulled it off, is probably something that shouldn't be tried at home for most, especially yours truly.

Blondie said...

Missy- give this a try for your next ride! Great nutrition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs

Beth said...

Hey - sounds like you had a great run!

Good luck w the nutrition. Nothing worse than an upset tummy on a long run/ride.

Wes said...

Yay! Bike porn!! There was a whole article by Tim DeBoom in Tri Mag about how runners need to not be so snippity and wave to each other and say hi, like motorcyclists do... LOL...

Al's CL Reviews said...

I thought it was just me who thought runners are unhappy. I'm not all gung ho to be running, but I wave to people while I run.

Love Magnus's kiss.

kristen said...

Girl you look awesome on that bike!!

Get that shiz figured out pronto before it does turn into Count Shatula. It's only going to give you so many warnings....

Sorry you got the funk but I'm glad your feeling better.

Jon Gilchrist said...

sweet bike...cool look with the arm warmers and sleeveless top (bring out the gun show)

glad you shook that funky-ness too

ShirleyPerly said...

Looking great in your racing outfit!

And I've decided I can live with Count Flatula (sorry folks nearby me!). It's not really slowing me down any, just somewhat embarrassing. Maybe I can imagine it's like jet thrusters propelling me on or something ...

joyRuN said...

Hahaha!! Count Shatula! LOL!

You're rocking the armwarmers, chica!

Between those & that sweet bike - daaaannnnngggg...

Dave said...

Great pic on the bike....look like a bad mutha...wish I felt like you look

Carolina John said...

looking strong girl! love the bike.

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