I took Tuesday off and Wednesday easy and my low back/leg is back to just about normal. Thanks to all who sent me emails of concern. As I mentioned in my previous post, I knew that it was just irritated from the combination of the volume and intensity from the week.
I'm at a very interesting point, physically, in life. I don't feel as though I am slowing down whatsoever in terms of race day performance. In fact, I feel that if I had the time, I could still pr in most events. However, I do need a day more of easy training or recovery following quality sessions. If I don't take it, I wind up feeling sluggish or getting sick. Whether this is because of my age or because of what I put myself through over the past 12 years is something I ponder, but the fact is it's a reality.
Taking a couple of easier days left me with a bit of free time on my hands, so I took advantage by doing somethings that needed to be done, like seeing my optometrist and removing a huge wasps nest in my front yard. Actually, my optometrist skipped town I think and sold the business. I was expecting a nice, quiet guy with bad breath, and instead was examined by a cute blond who looked like she just graduated from college. I wear daily contacts and inquired about Lasik and she said I shouldn't get it done. I have friends who swear by it, but she insists that if I have it done, I'd need glasses for reading instead of my contacts for distance. I know - exciting stuff! The wasps nest was kind of exciting. It's the size of a basketball hanging from a tree in my front yard about waist high. It's filled with these white faced yellowjackets/hornets. My kids were both stung. So I waited last night until dark, took a flashlight and can of hornet spray, doused the nest good including the hole where they enter and leave, then ran like hell. My back felt fine!
Apologies for the very boring post, but what I really wanted to mention is that I'll be heading to IMW tomorrow evening for My Athlete. I'll be posting often from out there and I'll even try to get some pictures up - I know I'm bad about that. So until then, peace.