They're missing their nails. I had two fall off yesterday all from the Ironman toe carnage. I think only one toenail out of the ten didn't have a blister under it. I did my best to release the pressure under most of them but 3 didn't survive. Both big toes are toast but only one has fallen off. Luckily my calf is all screwed up so I'm not running. Just cycling without a big toenail is weird.
The calf pain has pretty much spelled doom for any October marathon in order to qualify for Boston. That's okay as I think I have time to train and qualify in the next few years. I need to get the calf feeling better because fall is just around the corner here. The highs now are in the low 70s and I have to wear arm warmers, knee warmers and a vest when riding now because it's around 60. I can feel that soon the rains will start and for exercise I'll need to run.
I'm so lazy I'm only planning to swim on Thursday when I take Elena to school and possibly this upcoming Monday. I need to get to the pool more than that but I just have no motivation. I guess this really makes me a duathlete and not a triathlete. I have that non-wetsuit Florida half swim in 9 months. I would like to go faster than this years 42 but that requires training.
I go to Germany and Switzerland towards the end of October so hopefully my calf will be healed by then so I could run in the mornings over there. I'll have to fly out on a Saturday and won't get back til the following Saturday. Europe trips always suck because you usually eat a weekend day by sitting on a 7 hour flight. I think I need to find 2 good books before going to help get me through the long flights.
Well back to it...
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