Friday, August 17, 2012

Race Weekend: Kickoff Edition

Happy Friday everyone!

I am pretty pumped about this weekend because it will be my first race since the Rock N Roll Half Marthon in March.  Luray is also special for another reason.  This weekend will kick off what is going to be an exciting and challenging year and half.  I have signed up for IM USA, and hope to be able to sign up for IM Florida in a couple months.  If I one of the lucky folks who can get in to IM Florida, I will be attempting to do 2 full iron distance races in 2013. Like I said above, exciting, but CHALLENGING 2013.  However, I think I am totally up for the challenge.

Not racing in 2012 has made me realize how much I miss doing it.  Not to mention, how much it motivates me. Don't get me wrong, I have been working out.  I am just more inclined to have a 2nd or a 3rd glass of wine on a Saturday night if I know I don't have to bike 100 miles on Sunday morning. I also have developed a nasty habit of turning off my alarm and going back to sleep when I have an early swim practice. This may explain why I haven't been in the pool for 2 months. :P

Ironman training does not start for awhile; however, this weekend is when everything starts for me.  My plan is to start to get back into racing shape.  Translation- starting to train for triathlons again instead of just running. What does my race schedule look like?  Well until late October, I am running. :)  What do you expect? I love running!  So this is what I have coming up. 
  1. Ragnar Relay Washington, DC ULTRA: September 21-22
  2. Army 10-Miler: October 21
  3. Marine Corp Marathon: October 28
After MCM, my #1 focus will be getting to team cycling workouts.  I have the most room for improvement on the bike, so I am really going to capitalize on that this winter.  SPIN, SPIN, SPIN.  As for late fall and winter races, I am not sure yet.  However, I am pretty sure that I do not want to do a marathon this winter.  Because of my profession, the first few months of the year are brutal, so I think it is wise to just focus on getting my workouts in and having fun. More to come on that stuff later though. :)

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

Oh and here are my new flashy trainers.  #I<3NewRunningShoes

Sooooo pretty and sooo comfortable.


  1. Good luck this weekend. And two IMs in one year. yikes, but yikes in a good way :)