May 11, 2008
and how, again
oh, I have been a lazy cyclist this week:
M: 4mi (9:12), 30min bike (6.21mi)
T: 7mi (8:26) incl 3xhalf-mile pickups; 36min bike (7.62mi)
W: 5.2mi (9:13), 28min bike (6mi)
R: 7mi (9:01)
F: 6.14mi (9:04)
Sa: 6.46mi (8:44) incl 3xhalf-mile pickups which felt hard but were only around 7:15 pace, yikes. Plus sore foot I mentioned in my last entry. Crosstrained throughout the day by whining and grumbling.
Su: 12mi (9:07)
total: 47.8 miles running, 19.8 miles bike
When I registered for Akron I decided to go with the tried-and-trusted Pfitzinger 70+ training plan. The 18-weeks-out point is at the end of this month, so my goal for the next several weeks is to get my weekly mileage into the 60s so I can start the Plan without too much discomfort. I know it will happen. At least, I think it will happen. But lord our god, why am I so damn slow? Is it the hip injury that's slowly disappearing into nothingness? The foot/leg injury I'm currently grinding through now? The fact that summer has come early and I haven't acclimated yet? That I'm just getting back to 7-days running and 45+ miles each week? The fact that I did not call my mother today even though I did find her phone number using an Internet Search (we haven't spoken in seventeen years). The fact that I'm 44 years old, not getting any younger, and not the sweetest nicest most saintliest person around?
Further proof I may have angered the flying spaghetti monster: someone on the internet has a new spam-comment toy, and for the past several days they've been spraying an entry from 2006 (entitled And How) with comments like "hai you haz great site elderporn ringtones :-)))" I don't know what possessed them to pick that particular entry to fire comments at over and over again; I wish I knew how these spam toys worked. Anyway, filtering the comments has had limited success, so for now I'm just moderating everything and no comment from anyone will get posted immediately. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Posted by joe positive at May 11, 2008 2:48 PM
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I know it will be of no consolation to a fair peer like you joe+ve, but i am tending to my achilles as well... listening to my own best advice at the moment, i.e. pain is self-limiting...
Yet i also thank-you for reports which indicate that it is good to keep parts moving for "dynamic" healing, so to speak...
PS. The only thing, could you call your spammer a "noodle" monster? It's not like IT is dishing out prosciutto, right? It is spam, we call it...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at May 14, 2008 3:53 AM
Corrado: I'm sorry about your achilles. I would imagine that there isn't a lot of crosstraining you can do while it heals, is that right? Are you caring for it yourself, or getting any "professional" help (doctor/PT/massage)?
The flying spaghetti monster reference wasn't about the spammer (whoever *that* is, is just a plain old nasty spammer). The phrase came about as a reaction against the teaching of Intelligent Design (code for creationism) - someone decided that if biblical creationism could be taught in public schools, why not also the creation story of the flying spaghetti monster? Anyway, apart from it being a cute story, I consider "flying spaghetti monster" a polite way for this agnostic to refer to God.
Posted by: joe positive at May 14, 2008 6:07 AM
re spaghetti...i think i was just having a casual moment of national pride :-)
I hope the nasty spammer goes away. Can't you filter IT out?
Re Achilles, mostly self-care but i did go to see my PT two days ago and he said that i should get more sleep and i will be fine.
I really like my PT's all-round approach. And you know what: he is so damn right...
Intelligent design? How about Intelligent Implementation, i dare say. The spaghetti monster application could indeed be proof for divine ubiquity. But agnostically: who knows?
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at May 14, 2008 10:17 AM