I wanted to do some swimming today and thought that Herriman Lake (Black Ridge Reservoir) was still going to be at a decent temperature.
So I got out of bed, talked with my brother Ian for a while (he emailed me he was on the computer), then rode the 15 miles to the lake with my wetsuit on my backpack. Before putting on the wetsuit I felt the temperature with my feet. It was cold but ok. I knew the sun was warming up the shallow areas of the beach but it if was just a bit colder than that it would still be ok.
I get on my wetsuit and go waist deep in the water. Dang! My feet were hurting just like they did in March when we were training for the Daybreak Triathlon. After doing that triathlon made a mental note to never sign up for another triathlon if the lake temperature was going to be that cold and of course so I never have to train in such cold temps.
I thought maybe I was just not used to it so I did some breaststrokes to see how it went. After like 10 strokes I was colder than at the beginning, my feet were still hurting. So I decided to bail.
I rode 10 miles to the Marv Jenson pool and swam about 700 yards. Then rode the 4 miles back home. I was very happy with today’s workout. It had been a loooong time since my last swim.
Actually I swam a bit in St. George, but that one does not count. I was tired from running the marathon that morning and we only swam 200 yards tops.
We finally dared doing the jump at the bottom section of the Jacob’s Ladder Trail in Draper. It was awesome!
It was not so hard. We’ll definitely jump it every time we go! Check out the video:
Goathead rider 4 life!
This past Saturday October 2nd will go into my records of history! I completed my first marathon! It was the St. George Marathon and I ran its 26.2 miles (42 km) in 4 hours 35 minutes and 50 seconds.
As you might know, I began having knee problems back in May and have been cutting off my training because of that. On mile 20 I was really excited because I thought I was going to reach the finish line in less than 4hrs 30mins and with no knee pain. But then at mile 22 I started to feel slight pain so I had to slow down and at mile 24.5 the pain got worse and I had to run even slower and walk some parts until the finish line.
I never let the pain be unbearable like I did back in May so I think I didn’t mess up my knee like I did before. In a month or less I’m guessing I’ll be back to how I was before the marathon.
Right before my knee started to hurt, I was feeling like my right quad was going to cramp out, but then that was not a problem once my knee forced me to slow down. Now I really want to do another marathon, but making sure my knee is prepared for it.
The afternoon after the marathon my legs were tired but they were not hurting. They started to hurt at nighttime. And while I was asleep, my quads, calves, and knee joints were all mildly hurting; I noticed whenever I semi-woke up to switch sleeping position. When I woke up on Sunday the knee pain went away after a little while but my muscles were still hurting so I was walking a little awkward. My muscles are still sore today, I’m avoiding stairs but I think I’ll be close to normal tomorrow.
Shaun, Amy, and her kids came down with us to St. George. Shaun ran the marathon of course. We all stayed at the same rented house; that was really cool. I got a chance to meet and play with Amy’s awesome kids.
The afternoon after the marathon, we all went to a reservoir that was close to the house. Shaun and I swam a bit to relax the legs, and Amy joined us.