Wednesday’s web links – IM win, cycling strong, and staying safe

Whew- I’m back to the land of the living after a horrendous flu. Over a week later, I’m still weak, tired and itching for a sweat session…hopefully tomorrow.

Since I haven’t been able to work out, I’ve been reading about it through blogs, Pinterest, and magazines!

  1. After three second place finishes in a row, Linsey Corbin took the crown at Ironman Arizona a couple weekends ago. In her race recap, she does a great job of explaining the mental side to her race. I absolutely love her and was so happy to see another win under her belt after an amazing year with a win at IM Austria this summer and another top 10 Kona finish. Watch her race video to the end…it brought tears to my eyes.
  2. I pinned a Triathlete magazine article the other day. It’s five tips to Eliminate your cycling weaknesses by training outside your comfort zone. I’ve mentioned before that nearly all my workouts are at the same pace and cadence, regardless of how long I’m riding. I think I’ll test these workouts on my trainer this off-season to push myself a little, specifically the cadence session.
  3. I found this last article through STUFT mama’s post. Running for Bling was out on a run and was assaulted. Have a read, make note of her 10 tips, and stay safe out there whether you’re running, walking the dog, or simply walking to and from your vehicle.

What’s something interesting you’ve read or pinned lately? 

Tell me about your workouts! I can live vicariously through you until I’m back.

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32 responses to “Wednesday’s web links – IM win, cycling strong, and staying safe

  1. Taking time off is brutal; all I want to do is get back out there! Don’t rush back though.

    Right now I am reading Born to Run, finally. It has inspired me to totally change my running form, which in turn, has made my calves feel the burn. I hadn’t felt my muscles this sore in a long time. I guess that means it is working. I am also focusing on my calves during my weekly leg sessions in the weight room, and using a cross ramp. I am hoping to be a new runner by the marathons in May.

    • That’s so funny- my calves are insanely tight already after a run tonight. I’m also trying to change up my form to mid-foot landing. Easier said than done!
      Hope your muscles are better today!

  2. aww I hope you feel MUCH better soon. It’s the winter season and all this flu business 😦
    I’ve been taking it pretty easy-ish with working out, lots of walking though!

  3. Oh poor girl, get well at once! I’m not suppose to be working out either (cough) but I’ll explain more later:)

    I sent the Eliminate your cycling weaknesses to the hubby, y’all are SO alike. Can we please live closer together? Our families would get along great!

    Linsey’s article, wow almost made me cry:
    The night before the race Chris shared with me: “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” All race long, I kept on knocking. I never once gave up on myself. I just kept knocking. This is something I am really proud of.

  4. I’m excited to check out those links! I hope you get better soon!
    My workouts aren’t exciting: Mostly PT exercises, with some walking on the dreadmill. My PT wants me to walk, but it’s dark out when I’m not at work, so I have to do it on the treadmill! Soooooo boring!

  5. Sorry you have been down with flu–so miserable! But I guess we could say well timed??

    I met Elizabeth (running for bling) at the RW 1/2 marathon. She is such a bright light–I was so sad to see she had been assaulted. But she’s been really impressive with her strength after. And they now have the guy in custody, thanks to her!

  6. I saw that post too! I shared it with everyone. I think she has some awesome tips and to be completely honest I am sooo thankful she’s ok!

    Being sick sucks. I hope you feel better soon xoxo I love that you’re spending all your time reading about being active though 😉

    • They are great tips and reminders. Even though we know lots of them, it’s easy to slack on the safety. (I rarely run with a phone because I simply don’t like it.)
      Yes, maybe I’ll stay fit through reading?!

  7. I just did some cry cry cry crying after watching linsey’s ironman video! gah now I need to do an ironman before I start anesthesia school next fall, you triathletes inspire me!!! (ok well I certainly won’t do a full, but I really want to do a triathlon of some sort)

  8. Hope you’re back in tip-top shape in no time! Not too much exercise here, though I managed to fit in a 30-min Pilates sesh last night. On a happy note: I saw the physio this morning and looks like I’m gonna be good to race, ehm, run again before too long!!!! 🙂

  9. Glad to hear you are on the improve Abby, and hope to see you back in action soon!
    I did a short adventure run in the weekend, and loved it so much I’m planning my next one. I’ve also been doing my physio exercises, cycling and working out at the gym – I’m actually looking forward to my rest day tomorrow!

  10. i loved watching lindsey go through the finish line! well deserved!

  11. Gah – I hope your on the mend asap.

    And I hear you on the cycling and staying the same pace all the time. I’m going to check out this article.

  12. Wow, spelling…you’re not your.

  13. I think I saw that assaulted story too. So scary! Still so glad she helped spread awareness though.

  14. Sorry you have had the flu, that is no fun, but hopefully you have gotten all the sickness over with and will have smooth sailing for your upcoming IM training. I’m going to read the cycling article, because I also always seem to ride at the same pace no matter how many miles or what route I ride.

  15. I’m so sorry you were sick! That’s no fun. I hope you’re 100% soon!

  16. So glad you’re better! I know a few people who caught the flu this past week and it’s SOOO awful. My workouts have been pretty lame…mostly because I’ve been taking care of sick people the past week..ugh

  17. runnerbydefault

    The flu? Yuck! Glad to hear you are starting to feel better.

    I signed up for the Runner’s World running streak so I have been doing treadmill miles daily. Sometimes it takes little things like that to keep me motivated.

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