Friday, December 16, 2011

A time for spikes



Shortly into my run today at Elm Creek, I took a pretty hefty fall. The road rash doesn't look so bad now but I'm sure I will have a cluster of nasty bruises tomorrow. But I don't know if that hurt worse then my phone call with a certain well known Leadville coach today. Although he gave a ton of useful information, the statement about being a "hefty size" runner bruised my ego a bit. Basically, for me to be at my ideal running weight, I need to lose 25-30 lbs-what! I haven't been that weight since I was maybe 10 years old and that was well before I hit my growth spurt. Here, I am coming off of doing three ironmans within the past six months and overweight.....hmmmm. Well, I'm not going to argue with the man since he has been coaching Leadville athletes since the mid 80's-he has to know that he is talking about right? Anyways, he was generous to spend 2 hours on the phone with me asking questions and him providing training and racing tips.

I did end the conversation feeling a little uneasy or matter of fact FREAKED OUT, but dedicated to the challenge of competing Leadville!