Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three Things Thursday

  1. I got to watch the criterium race in Roswell on Sunday night. My friend Marni was in town with her super-cyclist hubby Karel for the event. We were about 10 yards from the starting line when the pro race started. I was talking to Marni when she backed away from the line and three cyclists crashed right in front of me, at the start. It was unbelievable! If they hadn't stayed in the street, I could've been wrecked, and I would have been totally oblivious while it happened. The race lasted ninety minutes, and it was a sight to see. 60, 70+ riders doing 25-30 mph on a 1K loop for 90 minutes. That's some kind of pain right there. Congrats to Karel for finishing a fine race.
  2. Last night was my first run this week since the half IM simul. I took Sunday off, swam Monday, and biked Tuesday. I thought I might do a longer run, but decided that I would run between 40-50 minutes based on how I felt. I actually felt pretty good up until the beginning of the fourth mile. My legs just felt like bricks and my feet hurt. I came home at a pace almost a minute and a half slower than what I went out as. That was another learning experience for me.
  3. Speaking of running. Warmer weather means going barefoot. If I'm not careful, my feet dry out and crack, and its very painful. I have my first crack of the year! That did not help my run either. It's time to turn some attention to taking care of the feet!
So Happy It's Thursday, y'all! :-)

Wes

13 comments:

Stuart said...

Bike crashes...ow ow

Cracked feet ow, ow, ow! Norwegian works well for me?

Lisa said...

I'm going to tell you the same thing I've told my husband - you need a pedicure. It's not about getting your toes painted, it's about taking care of your feet!!

I've almost talked him into it. How about you?!?

teacherwoman said...

Bike crash, right in front of you?! How scary!

Cracked feet? Try Aquafor! :)

Scott Keeps Running said...

Get your toes painted if you go with the pedicure. One of the best decisions I ever made.

Kim said...

lube those puppies up!

challenges2010 said...

Feet are pretty important I've learned so take care of them!

Jon Gilchrist said...

WOW..full on barefoot? No VFFs? AMAAZING! What do you use to lub your feet? And what surfaces are you actually running on?

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

SAY NO TO CRACK!!!

We have a few girls that ride in the Ctir Races on my team. They scare me WAY TOO MUCH! Our team leader actually won the CAT4 division in NC two weeks ago. HOLY COW!

Karen said...

Wow - cool watching the race and blinkin lucky you didn't get taken out - that would have been nasty.... as for foot cracks... eugh! Vaseline any good? Or try some of DeeDee's hand lotion....Oh no wait..I know.. Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream - it is magical and mends everything... sorry not very interesting election debate on tv over here I'm rambling.... I need to get a life... ;O)

Julie said...

Wowzer, a bike crash so close to you! Thank goodness you are okay:) Sorry about your feet issues...take care of them! I hate it when I am running and my legs feel like they weigh 100 pounds...yikes! Have a good one Wes:)

Joe said...

You have the most amazing experiences, Wes...thanks for sharing.

Hope the legs and feet heal up soon!

LBTEPA said...

OW! Those things hurt!

Makita said...

Take care of those feet! Can't wait to hear how you like the VFFs... hopefully your loved ones will come through for you for Father's Day.