Sunday, May 17, 2009

Getting there...

The New Balance Half Ironman is just weeks away and I am starting to feel confident. I know it will be difficult and long, the longest race ever so far but I am really looking forwards to it. I went for a 104km bike ride yesterday and today I ran the sun! My legs were tired from yesterday's ride but not as much as I expected. In fact, I ran a very good 10km (Times Colonist 10k see also this blog post) after a long ride last month. I have a bit of stiffness in my calves and maybe in the quads but rolling on my foam tube should take care of that.

I am in some sort of dilemma right now....I would like to run the Oak Bay Half Marathon next sunday (May 24th) but I am not sure for two reasons:

  1. I haven't run more than 16 km in the last few months...and only once (today)
  2. I certainly do not want to get injured before my big day on June 21 (Elk Lake half Ironman)
On the other hand, it could be a good training session at tempo pace and I am in very good shape right now...I could get a PR.....humm...what to do?


Dominic (aka Dr. B) said...

Will not do it! Resisting's hard but I do not want to get injured in a race I do not really care about when the New Balance Half is just around the corner. I trained too hard for this!