I’m not gonna lie . . . the Dry Creek Trail 1/2 Marathon knocked me out for a week. I was tired as hell and completely lost my mojo on the new diet. I’m not sure why it cooked me so much, but it did and I’ve been fighting to make a comeback. It hasn’t been easy.
I’m not in terrible shape by any means, but I’m not a big fan of driving 7 hours to half-ass a race. It’s actually kind of cool to be sitting here thinking I have a Half Ironman staring in my face and the distance doesn’t intimidate me. I was talking about that with some of the guys when we went down to do Goosepond last fall. I had barely even worked out for over a month after Ironman Wisconsin and “knocked out” a half at Goosepond.
Well, it was actually more like Goosepond knocked me out and that’s exactly what I need to avoid in New Orleans.
So tonight I got back on the wagon and did a little workout that gave me some hope. I went over to Nashville Running Company the other day and got me a pair of Pearl Izumi N1s and running socks, both of which performed awesomely tonight.
So, we’ll see.