Wednesday, March 26, 2008

spoke too soon

so the arm that is not broken as far as the x-ray can tell. however, it is not broken, yet TOTALLY JACKED! i tried to swim twice and had to get out of the pool after 50 yds (try #1) or do kicks/fins only (try #2). i also had a failed attempt at a group ride. set off with the group and quickly realized after about 100yds that i cannot press the brake strong enough to clinch it. its like my body wants to move my arm, but the arm won't move.

so i've been relegated to running and bike trainer only. looks like goal #1 for 2008 is not going to be acheived (stay injury free). this is a huge bummer, especially today because james had arranged for MarkyV (who swims 500's under 5minutes and was first amateur out of the water at Kona last year) to check out our swim strokes to help make us fast!

i'm going to try to not get down about this, but it is tough since i was just starting to feel midly competent in all 3 sports and had just gotten my swim time for 100's back t0 what it was prior to breaking my arm in september.

but, i need to see this as an opportunity to focus on my run (even though i know this is the area i need focus least) before Carlsbad 5000 in 2 weeks. this will be my first 5k and i think it will be fun! last night i hit the track and did 3X1 mile repeats in 6:06, 6:12, 6:11...hopefully i can get those under 6 minutes one day.
so i'll be running a lot and other than that, i'm praying for my grip to come back soon so i can get in my long rides and out of the sweat-factory-garage.

other than that, james and i had a killer weekend camping in temecula and a fantastic relaxing easter together. check out his blog for the details, it was california at its finest. here are some pictures...
prepared to camp-salads and beers and sports drinks....what else do you need?

happy easter!
salad, wine, and artichokes at the beach...
grilled shrimp, mango salsa, jicama, yellow and green bell peppers, bean sprouts, mixed greens, carrots, and cabbage with homemade blood orange vinaigrette

14 comments:

kerrie said...

so sorry about the arm...that sucks. are you sure that you didn't do some kind of nerve damage? hopefully you heal quick, in the meantime, any excuse is a good excuse to take some time off swimming :) and run. i have always wanted to do the carlsbad 5000, it supposed to be a fast course - expecting to see a sub 19!

Paul said...

Oh that's a bummer!! Get better soon!

Nikee Pomper said...

Total bummer! I hope your arm gets better quick. btw- LOVE your food blog!

Ryan Denner said...

if you can run a 10k in 40 flat, you can totally do a 6 min mile (esp. if I can!)

GZ said...

Very sad on the arm. But thankfully you can run. And get maybe get some miles, some hills, some races and times that you want.

Your mile repeats (depending on how you felt, and the amount of rest) are sniffing a sub 19 for sure.

jameson said...

you WILL run sub 19! I know you can do it.

moonpie said...

Bummer about the arm! Hang in there though! You WILL rock the 5k! I hope you're wearing that hawt SDTC retro outfit with a sweet headband or something!!

TRI-ROB said...

Awww maaaaaaaaan. I'm sorry girly! You know what though? I love that you're trying to see it as an opportunity! Good for you!

Breathe...

Lucho said...

Beth- If you want to try my own warm-up protocol before your 5k? Jog easy for 20:00 at least and get loose and warm.. stretch a bit if you usually stretch.. then run 4-5 X 1:00 and try to elevate your HR up to at least LT. You may try to do them uphill. What you need to do is elevate your HR enough that your first 400 meters is not a shock to your legs. If they load with lactate suddenly they won't clear. Run strong the first mile.. then push hard the second mile. To run a 5k well you need to be redlined the whole way! Hold little back. The last mile is all in your head.

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

Damn about your arm!

Just make sure to burn all frustration (if there is) on the run and smoke the course!!!

Jay said...

Nice meeting you at Fiesta Island Yesterday. Hope the arm feels better soon!

Rachel said...

hope your arm feels better! saw you and james running in oceanside the day of 70.3--looked like you guys were smokin'! I'll be at Carlsbad 5000 running too--good taper run!

Benson said...

Oh dang it anyway! sorry to hear about your arm injury relapse. bad luck go away.
heal quick and well and rock the 5000.

Nikee Pomper said...

good luck at Carlsbad this weekend!!!