Sunday, June 15, 2008

Taper...Crash???

Today was supposed to be a easy brick workout today. 1 hour bike and 40 min run. I decided I was going to combine them because I wasn't sure how long I would be at my parents house for Father's Day. I washed my bike yesterday and tuned it up. I even put new aero bar gel grips on.

I got 2 miles into my bike ride and down I went. I ride the Cherry Creek Reservoir all the time and never crashed in the spot. I had one close call. My bike lost traction because of the dirt/sand at the entrance.

I got scrapes/road rash. Like a normal crash. Wounds that keep me from my swim workouts. The one day I don't wear my bike gloves. My wrist hurts the most and I am very nervous about it.

I only mention this to all my blogging buddies because I need some prayers. Prayers for super fast healing!!!! Pretty darn lame to crash one week before Ironman! I mean...who does that? See you at CDA!! I am still racing!!

Iron Eric

14 comments:

Tea said...

GEESH ERIC! And I thought I saw you at the res today.

Is it the same arm that you had surgery on last year?

I'm sure everything will be ok. You know....those bumps and bruises will hurt more tomorrow, but at least they'll heal quickly!

Spokane Al said...

I will be hoping that there is no structural damage to neither your bike nor you. Be careful out there!

Wedgie said...

Think of this way: better to crash this week than on race day! Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!

Iron Eric said...

Different hand this time. Good point wedgie! This is just like a bad Ironman dream. I hope to wake up tomorrow and feel better.

T-Guy J said...

Got it out of the way...NOW, get healthy, relax...and kick some ass on race day.

See you out there,

J

JohnnyTri said...

glad everything is functional!!..

see ya this week!!!


rockon`

momo said...

eric, i can totally relate. i didn't swim all last week because of my roadroash. just hang in there. you've done the training, just trust in it. take good care of yourself this week.

Fe-lady said...

You will be fine (this is your mantra for the rest of the week!)
Take care and rest up!

tri-dogmom said...

mom crashed just over a week ago and she'd doing great now! I know you will have a speedy recovery and rock at CDA!

Scottie said...

Eric you will be just fine. Cool part is People will be look at you doing CDA and say. DUDE that guy is extreme!!!

Supalinds said...

Sending positive thoughts your way!!!

Iron Eric said...

xray came back negative and the doctor said I will be fine. A little pain maybe, but I am going to be an Ironman!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Go Iron Eric! You'll have a great day!

Duane said...

Remember that crash you had last year and you sill rocked afterwards? You will do even better this time!