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<p>This was supposed to be my first Olympic distance.  I have done 2 sprints, and hated that the run was over too soon!</p>
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<p>Woke up Saturday morning with a migraine, the really good kind where I feel like I'm gonna vomit if I move.  Got up, took some headache pills, almost didn't get them down.  Couldn't eat.  Got dressed.  Gathered up my gear and hubby and I headed out.</p>
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<p>Got my chip and got body marked, set up transition.  Sipped Gatorade, and started feeling better.  Nibbled some sport beans and finished off my Gatorade.  At the athlete meeting, they announced that the Olympic run would be cut to a 5k due to heat (100* actual temp).  Why they didn't just cut the Olympic altogether and have everyone do the sprint, I don't know.  I was upset at first, but knew it wasn't going to be my day anyway, so it didn't matter.</p>
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<p>Did a little practice swim and felt okay.  Water was bathwater hot.  Watched the 3 waves of sprint peeps go off, and soon I was swimming.  Settled down pretty quickly, and wasn't panicking.  This itself is a victory for me.  I passed some sprint peeps from the 2nd and 3rd waves.  Weird.  Out of the water, ran across the beach, and back in for lap #2.  Felt a little dizzy, but kept moving.  I noticed I kept drifting to the right for some reason.....something I need to figure out and correct.  About halfway through the second lap, my head started screaming again....like my eyes were going to explode out of my head.  Awesome.  But before I knew it I was running up the beach again....glanced up at hubby and just kept moving. </p>
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<p>Out on the bike it was a death march.  I was struggling to just not be last....and I think I may have been.  I just had nothing.  Partially from nearly 0 nutrition and partially from the pukey migraine.  I managed to continue sipping Gatorade and nibble another pack of beans.  I had to fight to not roll backwards on the hills...and they weren't even bad hills.</p>
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<p>I got through, saw hubby again and begged him to stop snapping pics....he "didn't hear me."  Uh huh.  Out of transition quickly and to the run.  I passed a few people who were mostly walking the run portion, and some other folks must have taken a long time in T2, because at the turnaround, I could see there were many more behind me.  I forced myself to not walk, took water and Gatorade at each of the 3 stops and plugged on.  One girl at the finish told me she kept trying to catch me but gave up.  So I've got that going for me.</p>
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<p>Final time (with shortened run) 2:52xx</p>
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<p>Not exactly pleased, but I knew going in, it was going to be bad.  But I finished, I didn't die, I didn't puke, and I wasn't last.  I'm proud of my swim effort, even though it was slow, I was calm and relaxed in open water...even getting kicked and slapped and swum over.  I'm proud that I gutted through, even though it would have been easier to stay in bed.  I was 4th in my age group (okay, so there were only 4 in my age group).  I'll find another, complete Oly to redeem myself.</p>
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<p>Thanks for reading. :)</p>
 

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I was 4th in my age group (okay, so there were only 4 in my age group).  I'll find another, complete Oly to redeem myself.<br><p> </p>
<p>Thanks for reading. :)</p>
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Way to push through and fight the day! You've made great progress on your swim and that will server you and your speedy ass well on a good day!</p>
 

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<p>Major kudos to you for even getting out of bed on race day with a migrane!</p>
<p>Sounds like you had a fantastic swim AND you gutted it out to the finish line.  A good day in the end.</p>
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<p>Hope you're feeling better today!</p>
 

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<p>um, I tend to think I'm a little crazy when it comes to racing, and *I* would have gone back to bed with a migraine like that.</p>
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<p>great, great job on the swim, way to tough it out, and I can't wait to see how you do when you're feeling good and it's not an oven outside.</p>
 

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<p>I eyed that Portage Lake one.  I think Liz might be doing that?</p>
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<p>Hmmmm.......<br><br>
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<p>Sorry that you got hit by a migrane headache on your race day.  Good luck at the next one.</p>
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<p>Re your migrane, do you get dizzy and puky?  I was getting some dizziness time to time and Doc found nothing wrong with my ear/balance (= no meniere's disease, as he/I suspected) and he now things is a migrane.  Have you seen Doc. when a bad one hits you?</p>
 

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<p>Migraines suck <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/BangHead.gif" style="width:25px;height:20px;" title=""></p>
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<p>good job getting it done regardless. Just think of it as suffer-durance that you were building.</p>
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<p>FWIW I'd suggest you find another Oly another day, you're ready for the distance clearly!</p>
 

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<p>I do get dizzy....mostly pukey.  Light kills me.  Sound isn't so bad.  It's always on my right side.  I can feel it starting in the back of my neck, at the base of my skull.  The best way I can describe it is that it feel like a spear being put through that spot and coming out through my right eye.  Sexy right?</p>
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<p> I have talked to my doc about it.  She prescribed me Maxalt, which helped.  I actually found that 3 exedrins + 2 advils knocks it out even better....*if* I can recognize one coming on and pop the pills right away.  I occasionally wake up with one full blown like this, and there isn't much I can do but sleep it off.</p>
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<p>I also know that not enough food, caffeine, water, or sleep can trigger one, so I have to keep on top of those things.  The really weird thing is I never had one until I got preggers. <br><br>
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<p>Re your migrane, do you get dizzy and puky?  I was getting some dizziness time to time and Doc found nothing wrong with my ear/balance (= no meniere's disease, as he/I suspected) and he now things is a migrane.  Have you seen Doc. when a bad one hits you?</p>
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<p>WOW! Great job!!  I agree, a migraine would have kept me in bed, let alone race...kudos to you!!</p>
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