Training has been getting real lately. We basically have 1 day off a week. The hardest part was getting used to being completely fatigued from the workout the day before, and knowing you have to do a workout that day, and the next day, etc. no matter how you were feeling! We know how important rest is, as well as nutrition. We signed up for this IM a year ago in August. We have basically been training since January. It is a lot of work. And there are summer vacations, and illnesses, and family matters, and wrecks (more on that later) that get in the way.
|A typical month of training. September will be our hardest month before tapering.|
About a month ago Cori got in a wreck while crossing some wonky railroad tracks. Poor girl got a concussion and was out of training for a week. It was scary for us all. Fast forward to last week. 5 of us head out for our first century ride (100 miles). One of the girls started to go off the edge of the road and overcorrected into me and it was basically a domino effect. I like how she says it best, "I ate shit and took down all my friends with me." It was pretty horrible, and very scary. But we were so lucky there wasn't any traffic going either direction or that crash site would have looked a whole lot worse. When the wreck happened we were in a formation like the dots on the 5 side of a die. Basically, girl #1 overcorrected into girl #2. Then girl #3 ran straight into girl #1's bike and she crashed. Then girl #4 actually ran over girl #1's body and then she crashed. Girl #5 was lucky enough to avoid it all. Poor girl #1 ended up with the most injuries. She had some really nasty road rash, but worst of all she broke her collar bone in 2 places and fractured it in 3 places. She had surgery this morning. Cori hit her head again, but luckily it wasn't that bad this time. Jen got a mild concussion and we all got nasty cuts and bruises. It shook us all up. A lot. My hip got bruised pretty badly. I was lucky on the road rash, barely had any. But my ribs are still hurting me pretty badly. I got them x-ray'd and nothing is broken, but OMG if I move wrong, breathe too deep, sneeze, blow my nose, laugh, hiccup, yell... IT HURTS! Pretty sure I tore some of the muscle away from the rib bone and the nerves are getting pinched.
|My hip a couple of days after the wreck. It still has a huge knot on it but doesn't bother me anymore.|