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Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon race Pre race issue

Monday, May 20, 2013

As I sit here recovering from the race yesterday I thought it would be a good time to do a recap.

Events leading up to the race. Well my last long run was about a month and a half ago. I did a great 2 hours on the precore (about 10 miles). Things kind of went down hill from there. The next week while doing the Boston Solidarity Run (it was a 2 miler should of been easy) I was having a hard time. I couldn't get my breathing right ect. Went swimming the next day and couldn't breath. I was having a asthma attack. So had to order a in haler and get that going. In the mean time no long run. (set back week 1, and 2)

Set back week 3: Got the in haler and we doing good. Did a 62 mile bike ride was getting back on track, not quite ready for a long run yet. I was on track for a triathlon sprint. Went for a long right on a Monday, that night I was having major side pain. Tuesday it was manageable but still there. Wed morning I woke up and couldn't move! Pain level was out of control. Trip to the Dr, to find out I had an ovarian cyst. It was bursting! and PAIN FULL! (I've had them before a long time ago). Got that pain done and out of the way just in time for my triathlon sprint last weekend.

Set back final week: this week I was going to focus mainly on running. Long story short I had the worst allergy attack in a long time. Come to find out when we got the last box of my allergy meds (a week earlier) We got 60 mg tabs, not 180 mg! OOPS! Got the right ones and then had to wait for them to kick in. My congestion was setting into my lungs. NOT GOOD!

Donut man was not sure I was going to make it. Saturday morning I was almost the worst I'd been. I had a deep bronchitis type of a cough! UGH. I was not a happy person.

On top of this. My sister in law (the one who's husband just passed away) was coming up to run this race with me. (well at the same time, but not at the same pace.. she's speedy). I was feeling bad that I wouldn't get to run with her.

Taking all kinds of cold meds and trying so hard to fix what was wrong. What a different person I am. My husband was amazed that I was so determined to make this work.

Will I make the race or will I sit it out? How well or bad would or could it be?????

Next blog I'll answer that.
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