Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Didn't finish but I will next time...

Rocky Raccoon 100 turned out to be Rocky Raccoon 57. 57 miles was as far as I could go.

I did learn a lot and will be writing lots of notes to myself on the plane ride home. #1 on my list was specificity training. Training to run specifically for the race I'm doing. Lulled into a false sense of security by the number of miles I did on the treadmill, I thought that would be enough to pull me through a 100 miler. Not so. I didn't run fast enough or up and down enough hills during my training runs. Live and learn! I felt absolutely GREAT for the first 35 miles and I was so happy to be running on beautiful single track with so many other people who were happy to be doing the same. It was hot and sunny for most of the day, just the way I like it. When the sun set, it was cool and nice. The aid stations were fantastic as were the volunteers! As far as meds went, 30 mg of HC before the start and 5 mg/hour of running was not quite enough. I took an extra 15 mg of HC on top of all of that and slept great that night.

Today, Monday, I feel fine. Sore but I can walk stairs. I'm looking forward to doing Antelope Island 50 miler in Salt Lake City at the end of March. You can be sure I'm going to step up my running between now and then!

I'll post pictures when I get home.