Monday, September 19, 2011

This Weekend's Stumblings

Ironman training is just bananas. Anyone who claims it's easy has obviously never tried it. This weekend proves my point. In fact, this weekend more than most proves that everything else around you goes bananas too!

Friday I rested while Kelley did her long run for the week. I got piles of work dumped on me from every direction. Totally buried, and still buried today. Kelley ran 6 miles.

About 2 miles in she got hit by a car. The car pulled into an intersection downtown and got caught in gridlock. We're not dealing with the brightest part of the population here obviously. The light changed, Kelley ran behind the car, the driver backed up to get out of the intersection and backed right into Kelley! Kelley jumped - landed on the trunk very Dukes of Hazzard style, then flipped the driver a bird and kept on running.

She finished the run. It scratched up the Garmin some, but the fact remains that my wife is a badass. To keep running for 4 more miles after you get hit by a car is pretty hard core.

She's also hotter than your wife. Yea I said it.

Saturday was barely over 55 degrees here and raining hard the entire day. Not conducive to any outdoor activity. So I took my long ride to the stationary bike for the first 2+ hours, and then threw Roberta on the trainer for the last hour and half. I'm logging it as a 3.5 hour ride, even though it should have been longer. The day caught up to me. I got too hungry after the second hour on the stationary at the gym, came home and ate a PB&J, then got back on the trainer. My ass did not feel like letting me go past the end of the Clemson football game which was incredible.

Needless to say that left me pretty sore for sunday. What's the ironman thing to do then? Why of course. I ran 13 miles in 1:45 first, then hopped on the bike for half an hour (10 miles), then finished it with a 3 mile runoff. An insane brick if ever I've attempted one. Made even more insane after saturday's ride.

The three mile runoff was supposed to be 7 miles. I only had three miles left to give. 16 is good enough for now, and longer than I've run in quite a while. There are a lot of this type of brick workout left on the schedule.

7 weeks to ironman. I'm working on another how I got fast post for this week too.

20 comments:

Catherine Brown said...

Your wife has proven her badass-ness. I would have loved to have seen the roll-and-flip-the-bird maneuver. Hope the jackass who hit her got a good look at it!

Reese's Runner said...

Getting hit by a car would go under my legitimate reasons to not keep running. That is super badass.

Alisa said...

Yikes! So glad your wife is okay! SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is definitely a badass for that though. Wow.

As for your workouts, you're pretty badass too. DAMN! That is some leg thrashing weekend.

Lisa said...

wow. i'm glad she's okay!

Lisa said...

wow. i'm glad she's okay!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

After having sex with you at least twice (two kids), getting hit by a car was probably a thrill for her!1!

HAHAHAHHA!1! It's funny because it implies you're so bad a at sex that any sane woman would rather get hit by a car than have sex with you! (In case that was unclear.)

Karen said...

I have to agree - Kelley is badass! I always thought it was safer to go behind cars... Who knew one might back into you? So glad she is OK! You might also get the Bad A award for riding 3.5 miles indoors. Ugh!

Heather said...

Your wife is awesome. Glad she's ok :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ahhh poor Kelley! SO glad she's OK! Getting hit by a car is one of my biggest fears! Not kidding.

RockStarTri said...

Your wife was a bad ass before she dualed with with Boss Hogg. Look who she chose to live with!

But seriously, 3 big weeks of training then taper madness. I've got a half mary and a century on tap for this weekend and it isn't the "big" training weekend.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Is there a person alive who actually says that ironman training is easy? I would think such a person would get stoned to death by others....

that is scary about kelley getting hit by a car! Yikes! I am glad she is ok. She is bad ass to keep running!!

Alecia@tincantreader said...

Your wife definitely has some moves. I probably would have flailed uncontrollably and ended the whole thing with an uncool face plant. Very smooth Kelly. Very smooth.

Alex said...

I'm glad your wife is okay-that is scary!

joyRuN said...

Whew - glad Kelley didn't get hurt!

Kim said...

so glad to hear kelley is okay. that's really scary. (by the way, my word verification word is "pooso". tee hee)

Theresa @ActiveEggplant said...

That's INSANE! Glad to hear Kelley is OK and yes, she's most definitely a badass for not scrapping the rest of the run after getting hit.

And if it's any consolation, training for an Ironman is totally badass too - just in a different way!

it's all about pace said...

hood slidin like Bo Duke.... nice job to both of you!

Jess said...

I'm suprised you didn't just go ahead and compare Kelly to Reese Witherspoon (who also got hit by a car while running, but she did NOT finish her run -- wuss!).

Katie said...

whoa. that is scary. but soo badass!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Sometimes I read your IM posts and think you're seriously mental!
Your wife sounds amazing too - seriously hardcore! Glad to hear that she is alrighty :)