tough it out

July 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

yes i’m still alive. not sure how no running also ends up turning into no writing but i guess it’s the funk i fall into. three weeks two days and i’m still not back on the road. but i’m keeping busy. bike. swim. yoga. i’ve even had the hunter run me through some of his weight routines at home. though it’s not ideal, it works for now, and i know i’ll be back out there soon. when my calf is ready. and once i am, it’s full force ahead because i registered for a winter race and it’s not the marathon i was planning.

december 4th ~ it’s tough mudder tampa! twelve miles of killer obstacles. mud, ice water, greased money bars, 12-foot walls and live electric wires! this race is the ultimate bad-ass challenge and i plan to be in the best damn shape of my life when i run it! we’ve got a team of seven ~ maybe more to come ~ and i can’t wait!

and after that it’s on to the next challenge of 70.3. sadly i decided against st. croix. for starters the ironman says i ought to avoid any race with a bike course nicknamed the beast. and b3 made a valid point about the cost of shipping bikes. so since she plans on new orleans in april, i think an early birthday celebration on bourbon street sounds like the perfect way to face forty. not to mention the insane amount of liquor i may need to consume to numb the pain i’m bound to be in! and yes, somewhere between now and then i plan to tri something a little shorter. even i’m not insane enough to take on a half iron without any tri experience.

so i suppose in some ways i’m enjoying enduring the down time because once i’m back it will be time to get serious!

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Entry filed under: biking, exercise, half ironman, injury, racing, running, swimming, training, triathlon.

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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39

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