Tuesday, December 05, 2006

You are getting very nervous...

Not you, me. Yes, that's right. I'm getting nervous. And you know how I know? I am eating right. You may find this funny, but when I start getting nervous about something, eating right calms me down. I feel like I'm back in control when I order the baked fish or the grilled chicken salad. Or when I give that piece of chocolate away. This is not always a good quality - but I LOVE TO BE IN CONTROL. Which is why I'm nervous about the last 6 miles of the marathon. I want to be in control. I know I'll be in control during the first 20, but what about the last 6? Or the last 4? Another thing that makes me feel in control is getting up to workout at 5 a.m. But I didn't get in bed early enough last night, and I decided I better get the sleep and do my intervals this evening. So...I'm feeling a little out of control by not getting up early, but I'll feel better after my intervals this evening.

I went mountain biking Sunday, and I took a rest day yesterday. I will spare you of pictures of the bruises on my right leg. Go ahead - roll your eyes. I know, it was stupid to go mountain biking 7 days before Vegas. But I had the opportunity, and gosh, opportunities pass, ya know...I just had to go. And everything would have been fine if it weren't for the freaking worst pedals ever made - the Shimano m505 clipless pedals that came on my bike. I started to title this post "Shimano m505 clipless pedals suck!" I couldn't get my stupid shoe out of them! I thought they were fine just riding around in the yard and down the road, but there was no getting out of them in an emergency. So I fell about 7 times, and one that hurt pretty bad. But I didn't do anything very dangerous, so I'm okay. My right shin and ankle are a little sore, but I'm icing and taking Aleve, and it's a lot better. It's not gonna slow me down Sunday.

So here's the plan for this week:
Today - Intervals 10-20 warmup, 6 x 400m, 10 min cooldown
Wednesday - 5:30 a.m. - 1 hour spinning on the trainer
Thursday - 5:30 a.m. - 3 miles @ PMP and some upper body weights
Friday - Rest and travel to Las Vegas, get settled in
Saturday - Rest, maybe a short 2 mile run, Expo and some minor gambling (not enough to make me feel out of control, ofcourse)
Sunday - Run smart. Run like hell. Break 4 hours. Take a nap. Celebrate like a mad woman!

15 comments:

Cliff said...

Girl,

haven't check your blog for a while. I am sure u are excited about the race.

I wish I was there when u give that chocolate away :)...

Bob Gentile said...

LANA Wrote:I started to title this post "Shimano m505 clipless pedals suck!"

Ahhhh LOLOLOL Hi Lana GOOD POST!... YOUR going to DO AWESOME in Vegas!!

Speaking of FOOOOOOOOD I need your help!

I just made a POST on FOOOD, what you Runners like to EAT. What gives you the FUEL your body needs!

If you can stop by when you get a chance and share a little bit on what ENERGIZES you that would be great...or anyone READING this--LOL

Lot's to learn here but WILL learn it and DO IT,

Bob

walchka said...

Relax...You are going to do great this weekend. The nerves always come but they'll settle down just at the right time. Good luck!

Pixie said...

You are going to do wonderful! Good luck!w

Phil said...

You're right on track Lana. You'll have a great race this weekend.

Triteacher said...

Run SMART. That's the one I've learned to emphasize for myself. Good luck on Sunday, and I agree with your choice to go mtn. biking -- life's too short to miss those opportunies.

I don't think any other triathletes out there have control issues. (!?!):)

Michele said...

I know you are going to do great Sunday. Wish I was going to be there with you.
I will be waiting on your text message wth your time.
Relax and knock em dead!!!

david said...

I know how you feel since I have Huntsville this weekend. I know you will do great!

TriSaraTops said...

Very excited for you, girl!

Go kick some ass like we know you can.

DawnB said...

Thank you for visiting today!! The 5k was ok but I was back to my draggy miles the next day!!!

Goodluck with you marthon on Sunday remember its ok to be nervous. I'm looking forward to your race report.

Kate said...

My best races are the ones when I have some nerves- enough to make me careful and to make me work at it, but not enough to make me freak out.

You are so well prepared to break 4. Have a great time, relax and work it!

RunBubbaRun said...

"run Like hell" and don't look back. Have fun also, the recipe for a great marathon. Good luck.

Lance Notstrong said...

I'm getting nervous too Lana. I think I'm most nervous about hurting myself before Sunday. Play 13 Red for me and have a great run!!!

Bridgette said...

GOOD LUCK!

trifrog said...

It's hard being in control of the universe. I'm glad Somebody's doing it so I don't have to...

Have fun on Sunday; look forward to hearing about it next week.