Monday, February 19, 2007

No sympathy, the pain is self-inflicted....

Since the marathon on 2/4, I've kept it rolling in the running department without any break. Granted some workouts felt like "work" but not too bad. I figured recovery....fuggedaboudit, that's for the birds right!?

Wrong.

So I was running with my favorite fast-footed friend, Steven, at Hagg Lake on Sunday....we were cruising the Hilly loop around Hagg for a 12-miler. We were clicking off 7:30's and all systems were go...feeling good, no issues until about 10.5 miles into the run when i got a sharp pain in my right heel. F&$^#%! I ran through it but the last mile was not fun. We ended up finishing the 12 HILLY miles in 1:31 and change so around a 7:35'ish pace overall...not too shabby.

The rest of the day was not good though. I was reminded of my stooopidity for not taking a break after the marathon with every step. Step *ow*, Step *ow*, Step *ow* Running errands was not fun with my right heel protesting on every step. Why do I have to learn the hard way people!?! I guess it is a good idea to take some time off after a race. I have another marathon in less then 2 months so looks like I need to shift focus to the bicycle......

But no sympathy....because the pain is self-inflicted....

Now, speaking of bikes,...aaaah, bike porn...running into some slight technical difficulties there as well but she is coming along. The problem with having a friend who owns a Scott Plasma, thanks again Steven, is that the bar is set pretty darn high for what is truly considered LIGHTWEIGHT. I am working on a diet for my new girlie in the form of a Reynolds Ouzo Aero fork and some Zero Gravity Brakes...that should get me closer to Plasma territory....oh and some new Zipp race wheels. The bummer with switching from a 650c Kestrel to a 700c bike is the whole chunk of change I need to drop on new wheels....ugh.....

Without any further adieu...here she is! Now how's that for a HUGE dose of carbon fiber sexiness!?!? ;-)
Don't be a hater, I know she is only in her "casual attire" sans race wheels but I'll have to post other pics once she is ready to race!!

Hope everyone is having a great Presidents' day!

*Peace*

12 Comments:

Blogger Donald said...

Sweet ride - I can only dream of a carbon ride right now ...

8:53 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

NICE! Out of my league but, NICE.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

No problem on the run, buddy. Sorry to hear you are having foot trouble again...but you need to take time to heal (no pun intended) and rest after a marathon. You ARE over 40 now you know.

And it is about friggin' time you told the rest of the world about the new girl in your life! It's looks pretty sweet. I can't wait to see it up close...and from afar...in the rearview mirror on my helmet!

Just kidding, dude! Let's ride!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Steven is pretty funny.

Just one pic? :(

2:02 AM  
Blogger Spokane Al said...

Wow, you guys do set a high bar with your bikes. It looks fast just resting there.

I trust that your foot pain is nothing serious and merely a bit of a wake up call and a reminder that we old guys are not bullet proof anymore.

6:48 AM  
Blogger stronger said...

bringin' sexy back!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Joseph Vinciquerra said...

Hey, are you and Nick Martin roommates?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jessi said...

Oh wow! I better not let Shakira (my QR Caliente) see that 07 Lucero or her yellow and black paint job will turn green...

4:45 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

She's a beauty Mike! Make sure to heal up before the next marathon.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Joseph Vinciquerra said...

Got your note Mike; I was just joshin' on ya ;-) But thanks for the good words.

And I love your new ride! Happy miles!

5:11 AM  
Blogger olga said...

Take care of your boo-boo. Don't they suck?!
Don't know about bikes much, but she looks cute:)

9:43 AM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Nice bike!

7:38 PM  

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