Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Told You So...

...said the body to the TriSaraTops.

Had to stay close to home for my run this morning, and I don't know why, but it was so awesome. I had to SLOW MYSELF DOWN. Huh?!?!?!??!

For real. I really had to hold myself back.

Maybe it was Sweet Brooks Comeback Shirt?

Could be my new iPod nano and my new purchase of tunes, including Kanye's "Stronger," which pumps me up big time?

Could be a nice run along Lake Erie with no breeze, 37 degrees and sunny?

Man, it just CLICKED today.

I finished 8 miles in a negative split. Average pace 9:23/mile.

For me, that's like, good and stuff. That almost makes me able to keep up with ESpeed on her really really slow recovery runs!

I think the little bit of fartlek/tempo stuff I've been throwing in, combined with dropping a few more pounds, must be contributing. Coach Kara told me when I was preggo and slow about all these studies showing women about 6-12 months postpartum coming back stronger than they were before. Then I saw Paula Radcliffe won NYC this year just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.

You know what's EXACTLY 10 MONTHS TO THE DAY AFTER JAY-Z'S ARRIVAL?

Steelhead 70.3, baby.

So clearly, that means I'm going to WIN Steelhead.

(kidding)

But I think it means that setting some lofty goals this year like I have isn't too totally crazy and insane. It's a little insane, but not quite Britney Spears insane. So that's good.

All that time last year when people were telling me to ENJOY being pregnant, stop fighting it so much, be slow and happy, and know that I would come back faster...and you know who you are...um, yeah. Go ahead and say I told you so.

It's not the first time I should have listened to others who had been there before. :)

13 comments:

monica said...

all of a sudden i got an image of a people magazine article about britney spears' latest bi-polar episode where she races in a triathlon just on a whim on her way home from starbuck's or court or a late night of partying. no training, in fact she's drunk, and she just pulls over and jumps in the race... i have no idea, though, how she gets a hold of a bike or a wetsuit. no, she just does it all in her fishnet body stocking!!!

said it before and i'll say it again: i'm IN AWE of tri moms and dads who manage to get it all done!!! keep on keepin' on with ur bad self!!!

triguyjt said...

wasn't today awesome...love days like today.
and get back with that negative split stuff...
you will own steelhead

Kate said...

Yay! You're going to rock this season. I've just been loading up the new Nano.. Love it!

IronMatron said...

After you have a baby you appreciate your workouts and racing more and more. They are so precious in this new world that is (rightfully and justifiably) more about baby than you. I think that's why moms rock in the tri-world. They appreciate their tri-life so much; it becomes a gift as opposed to a should. You are going to do awesome in 2008! All of my best racing times (both literal and figurative) followed the birth of my children...

DCTriGirl said...

I'm so amazed at how fast you are progressing since Jay Z's arrival! Seriously, you are inspiring.

I'm still on the fence about registering for Steelhead, but I know YOU'LL do awesome.

Coach Tammy said...

Way to go!!! :)

DaisyDuc said...

Yeah, time to run together again!!

Ready to repeat Dirty Dog????

Michelle said...

Gotta love those days when everything just clicks! Glad it's all coming together for you : ) And you can count me among those mommies whose race times have improved since having kids. My current 5K pr is a full two minutes faster than it was pre-babies. So now I keep thinking - hey, if this is what's happened after having two kids, I better get going on having a third!

Siren said...

Sooo... if we come back stronger and faster from pregnancy does that mean I'll finally start running faster than the gazelles walk their cooldowns? : )

Wes said...

9:23 miles *sigh* :-) E-speed would have to tear her ACL for me to keep up :-)

Jennifer P said...

A half IM 10 months to the day? I'm so not worthy to read your blog. You kick ass in a major way.

Lana said...

Of course you are going to come back stronger!!! I was weak as a popcorn fart before I had kids - they're what made me strong in the first place. You were already an Ironman...just think of what you can do now. Seriously!

I thought about you this weekend. You're gonna get sub-4 too, ya know. And guess who I got to meet?!?!?!? TriShannon!!! What a nice girl!

E-Speed said...

awesome! Glad recovery and building up is going so well!