Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Post Race Thoughts

Im really struggling in the fact that I didn't "perform" as well as I wanted to this past weekend. I have continuously told myself I beat my time goal but something inside me tells me that just isn't good enough. I've always been my worst critic and that is my down fall!! I have already gone hog wild in my thoughts of what I will be doing next year. I know I have a few Races planned in my head with a little quick sprints thrown in as well.

My Right Hamstring is still kicking my butt, especially when I stand up. I find myself limping like I have a leg discrepency...lol (Funny NP talk) I have been massaging, stretching and Icing. I do feel a knot in my Right Thigh as well. I also got a little stuffy nose. But all in all Im doing great after my 1st Half Ironman!

I know running is my worst and I will be working on alot of runs this fall to improve my cadence and pace and endurance. My friend asked me if I wanted to run a little with her tomorrow. Don't know if Im up to that yet. We will see how I feel in the morning.

In Closing I leave this great quote:

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe"


  1. Kristin - look at it this way - you PRed this weekend and can continue PRing way into the future. Don't beat yourself up of the "what ifs" - you did amazing for your first half and should be super proud of your accomplishment! :)

    Hope the kinks work out in your legs!!! Sounds like you are doing the right things!

  2. I totally agree with Colleen! You did awesome for your first half! The first one is always a learning experience, then you just get better after that! :)
    I hope your hamstring feels better soon. Have you thought about getting a massage?

  3. Gotta go with the crowd here - you did completely awesome, don't second guess yourself!! Learn from it, sure, but revel in what you accomplished.

  4. You raced well Kristin. Give yourself a good week. The number one mistake triathletes makes is failure to properly recover! One week at least!

  5. Hey I know where you're coming from, as I am also my own worst enemy.. but you did great! and that course wasn't easy! be proud! :)

  6. What a great quote! I am going to have to steal that one!

  7. Great job Kristin! It's always good to have goals...that's what will keep pushing you through until next season! Go gettem girl!