Friday, October 3, 2008

Easy Week/Two Week Challenge

Since my long run on the weekend, this has simply been an easy week to give my body time to recover for the big race. 

Have done a few swim practices and coached but didn't run my Wednesday run practice, instead I did the warmup and simply stretched.

My main concern is still as always my right leg holding out on me. Its the reason I didn't race in Sooke a few weeks ago and now it may be the detriment that keeps me from attaining my goals next week in Victoria. 

What concerns me more about hurting during the race is the knowledge that I will try and push through it. Seeing as how this has been bothering me for the greater part of a month now, I'm nervous that I could cause some serious injury that would take a long time to recover from, it wouldn't be one of those cases where I am stiff for a few days then all better.

Energy has been good, the main preparation I'm doing now is going to be shifting my sleeping pattern trying to make it so that I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier as well so that its not as big of a shock on race day.

On another note, I've decided to do a two week challenge for myself. Starting last Monday I declared to a few friends that I would have at least 2 servings of vegetables a day for two weeks to see the impact. For those of you who know me, I NEVER eat vegetables and I think that it is probably impacting my health and performance to some extent. Its kinda like the all brand two week challenge. I'm trying to do it with fresh vegetables, however, I have also bought a 2L bottle of V8 for the days that I miss out. So far so good, 5 days down and holding strong. Depending on how this goes I may try and make this a staple of my diet, that would probably be the healthy thing to do.


Rebecca Rich said...

no red peppers. those things are toxic.

Vincent said...

they even made me throw up once, so I avoid them

elspeth said...

2 whole serving of vegetables a day?!
that is crazy talk.

Tanis said...

You've just finally realized that adding some vegetables to your diet may be a good idea? You're dense.