I am so excited and extremely terrified at the same time. My shins seem to hurt in the beginning of my long runs, but the pain lessens as I get warmed up. I am hoping that this will be the case on race day. What if I cramp up? What if I don't have the energy to finish the race? What if my AS flairs up?
I need to keep my head in the game. I need to focus on proper nutrition for this race. I didn't come here to just do "ok" and finish. I have a goal to meet and I am prepared to push my body beyond its limits to reach my goal. I need to maintain a sub 7 minute per mile pace if I want to finish in under three hours.
Whatever it takes!!!
This passed week I have been able to maintain that pace for a half marathon distance. My biking power and cadence have increased. I have logged a total of 200 miles biking and 35 miles running this passed week. I really believe that I need to focus more on nutrition if I want to be a contender and especially if I want to take this to a professional level.
Today I noticed as I was ascending Kawaihae Road up to Waimea that I was getting lightheaded and needed to stop. I almost passed out. I NEED PROPER FUEL. My back and Ankylosing Spondylitis is doing fine and I have a good hold on my stretching routine. My fatigue on my muscles is minimal as well through post workout protein and constant stretching. Its the before and during that I need to conquer. I wish I could just download the information into my brain and know exactly what to eat and take and when to eat and take it. This is seriously frustrating me. I am impatient in nature, as a pisces.
Please feel free to post comments and Check out my fundraiser too! Only a few weeks left. So far I have raised $800 for the Spondylitis Association of America.
My crazy quest for IRONMAN
I am on a mission to raise awareness and money for Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) and arthritis through my competitions and rise to the top as a professional triathlete with A.S.. IRONMAN 2013 here I come. I have been training extremely hard and I won't stop until I get there!!!
"ENDURANCE For Ankylosing Spondylitis"
- ▼ June (7)