tis the season

May 7, 2014 at 10:55 am 1 comment

it’s summer in florida. no, not technically yet, but i’ll be damned it sure feels like it. the heat. the humidity. it’s energy sapping.

i am not a warm weather warrior. put me on running trails in 30 degree weather and i’m in heaven. anything over 80 … hell. but taking the summer down isn’t an option nor is running inside in air conditioning. the only thing that would likely kill me quicker than the heat is being confined to four walls and a treadmill. so i’m putting summer plans in place; lower run mileage, higher bike mileage and as much time in the pool as i can find time for. unfortunately i do not mean floating on a raft with margarita in hand 😉

so yes, it’s tri season! given i’ve only done three tris in my life ~ two sprints and a half ironman ~ i’m not sure i can say i actually have a season for them, but i’m working on it! in fact i have my first race of “the season” on june 8. and no, i haven’t been in the water since september and my one bike ride of 18 miles likely doesn’t constitute training. but i’ve got four weeks right?

the only other race i’ve registered for is another sprint in september. there was a discount offer if i registered for these two at the same time. but i’m aiming to add at least two more. not sure if i’lll venture out of the sprint distance. i may have the 70.3 under my race belt but that was a river swim and i’m not sure i am physically ~ or more accurately mentally ~ ready for a longer ocean swim. and before anyone suggests it … i WILL NOT swim in a florida lake. sharks i’ll take my chances with. alligators not!

let the tri days of summer begin!



Entry filed under: biking, exercise, racing, running, swimming, training, triathlon. Tags: , , , , , .

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  • 1. activeharmony  |  May 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Ooh, I do not miss those Southern hot and humid summers! Good luck with your training!


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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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