Friday, May 2, 2008


Now I know why I've felt like complete dog-shit for the past two plus weeks!  I've been battling Prostitis!  In terms that even Bigun can understand, that's an infection in your Prostate.  Too much info?  Too bad.  Apparently there isn't any particular known cause... however... if you spend a lot of time on a bike... you might be more prone to get it!  I'm pretty freakin relieved to tell you the truth.  I, of course, briefly thought about the worst-case scenario... (whisper... "the cancer").  So while I might feel like crapolio, at least there's a sure-fire treatment! Basically, I'm on a 10 day course of nazi-strength antibiotics, plus I have to take 800 mg of ibuprofen 3X/day.  That's it. Going back for a re-check mid month... but everything should be completely good to go by then!  YAY!

SO!  The Eugene 1/2 is tomorrow and I'm as ready as I could possibly be given the circumstances.  I'm still running a 01:30:00... period... the end.  I'm going to do exactly what my heart rate will allow me to do.  As prescribed by Coach Liz, who's racing St. Criox tomorrow, I'll ease into the race in Zone 1-2 for the first 3 miles, the next 6 I'll bump it up to Zone 3, the next 3 miles I'll hit Zone 4 and begin to negative split, the last 1.1 miles... I'll completely destroy myself.  Notice that I'm not focusing on the actual time-splits?  Yeah.  New to me.  It's going to be very very hard for me to stay disciplined and stay within my zones... particularly within the first half.  Who knows what will happen... my HR might be so jacked b/c of the infection that I might only be able to do an 8 min mile while staying in Zone 3!  Whatever... its time to learn something and also do what I'm told.

Today consists of coaching a soccer game, a quick snappy run to get the legs firing, and then staying off my feet as much as possible.

If you're racing this weekend!  Find out something new about yourself!



Anonymous said...

gu ruck!!

Bigun said...

congrats on the prostate thingy news. Not so funny, my business partner, when I told him about your condition, said it was likely a prostate infection. Pretty smart, considering he's a Canadian.