... then i'll be doing my first sprint distance triathlon. i did a
shorter, beginner's tri back in May, and now the moment of truth
i'm confident in all departments, although I have very recently been
plagued by hamstring cramps during my runs/bricks. a look at my logbook
indicates that the problem days followed my long distance (over 1km)
swims. i don't know if the swim affects my hams much. i don't even use
my legs much in the swim.
i DO know that i've been cycling much more of late, and perhaps my lack
of stretching afterwards has led to the tight hamstrings. so i'm nursing
these babies, lots of stretching and rolling and massaging... and will
get overall body tune-ups with the chiropractor and rolfer this week. my
taper this week should allow more time for rest and recovery, too.
all i need now is some luck in ridding myself of the hamstring problem,
and the race should go great. but if i must face the cramp during the
race, at least i have now learned how to drop the pace and run through
Not every race can be a perfect experience,
but every race can be a learning experience.