enough is enough

September 26, 2012 at 10:14 am 2 comments

i can not believe that augusta is this sunday. in four days i will be a half ironman! i’ve trained for it. maybe not as much as i could have. or should have. or wanted to. but at this point i have no choice but to believe hope pray that it’s been enough!

i’ve struggled with the question of whether or not i want to share my goals on here. i’m not sure why. i think i’ve heard from so many that this is my first. just finishing will be the accomplishment. but screw that! i never aim to “just finish” and i’ve always been open and honest with what i want and somehow putting my goals to paper makes me more committed to them. so here goes. as always i’ve made three goals:

the acceptable ~ sub-7
the expected ~ sub-6:30
the kick ass dream ~ sub-6

i know those are huge margins! but i think that’s how it’ll play out. i either hit it right where i expect to or something major is going to push me over or under. let’s hope for under!

but there are some potential-to-be-over factors. the weather ~ temps an expected pretty perfect low 60/high 79 but with an indecisive come early or wait until evening band of storms. rain on the run i can handle. on the swim or on the bike … not so much. and my health ~ i’ve been riding the edge of a cold the last few days and though i finally feel like i’m winning the war, i’m hesitant to assume all is ok. zicam is my best friend this week! and one more negative … unfortunately i’m driving up alone on friday. red had to cancel for a very valid ~ new job ~ reason! it sucks. her vim and vigor would have been so contagious! and over-analytical me, myself and i aren’t necessarily the best company to have for six hours in the car.

but, onto the positives, i know i’ll have no lack of support from the bunny! i’m staying at her house friday night and then we’re driving over together saturday morning. she’s crazy and she makes everything fun and that’s the kind of vibe i need. and i can not wait to see B3! she’s had a few bumps and bruises along the training path. some figurative ~ her mom diagnosed with stage four cancer. some literal ~ a pretty major crash on her bike. and last month she came very close to backing out of the race. but she recommitted and nothing makes me happier than to know that she will be on course with me!

so positives or negatives. over or under. i know there are things i can’t control so i simply have to trust in the training and trust in myself. it won’t be easy. and it’s bound to hurt like hell. but i’m ready … i think!


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  • 1. kitkat1126  |  September 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    KILL IT! I KNOW YOU CAN! I can’t wait to hear about the whole experience. I have no doubt you’re going to rock your goals šŸ™‚

    • 2. becelisa  |  September 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

      thanks! i’m freaking out. but excited and ready at the same time. i am going to have the bunny update on my facebook wall during the race and then i’m sure i’ll post soon after. but look for a more detailed post on here a day or two after!


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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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