Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Foreshadowing the relay... plus Athlinks.com

Here are some excerpts from a recent e-mail chain being circulated amongst my Madison to Chicago 200 relay teammates:
Stik:  I'm pretty sure I pulled my groin during my recovery from mono runs.  The people at the gym called the cops.  I got about 2.5 miles in today and my inner thigh hurts.  The point of this long whiny e-mail is that my mile time estimates are off 
Trevor: Anyone want to switch with me and give me a shorter overall distance (In the 14-16 range)?  19.32 may kill me, especially since I've been slacking in my training :) 
Timmy: Bad news.  So, I managed to injure my calf muscle a couple weeks back, and have been trying to take some time off for a while to let it heal.  Everything felt fine going into Sunday's run - I stretched well, took it nice-and-easy, and still managed to re-injure it within the first 1/4 mile.  At this point, I'm concerned about being able to finish ramping up my mileage in time for the race.  (The longest run I've done this year was only about 6.4 miles.) 
Maybe I'm just a pessimist but I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this...


Also,  I wanted to give my praises to the site Athlinks.com.   If you haven't checked it out before, its basically a site that compiles race results from a bunch of different sources and then you can look up your times (or other peoples times) by name...  I particularly impressed with them because I used the "add a race" feature to add the Bulldog Dash 5k results to their site and provided them a link to the excel spreadsheet on the Germantown Elementary school home page and 2 days later they replied to me by e-mail that the results have been posted... 

Anyway, it's a free site and a convenient way to keep track of your racing history, so go check it out if you're interested.


  1. I hope everybody stops whining and gets their legs done...sheesh I think you need an alternate squad.
    LOVE Athlinks!

  2. Wow. That could prove to be an interesting relay with a bunch of gimps running it.

  3. Hmmm well I'll be thinking of you guys!!! Great luck :D

  4. i'm totally going to stalk you on athlinks and 'friend' you.

  5. Oh my, those emails look rather encouraging I would say not. Thanks for the athlinks thingy. I will check that out for sure. Take care.