And not sure why blogger is doing weird spacing games below but it reads like a childrens book, sorry!
This was today's theme for the run. Pelting snow/rain/sleet in my face that i actually had my eyes
closed for a good part of it. My eyes sting not from sweat, but from the cold rain. Nice.
I cant do anything about it ( but complain) and i seriously would go to Tucson again this weekend
If it werent Easter. But it has to get better. IT HAS TO! And i know i shouldnt think i am owed
a 3 mos stretch of 80+ deg days this summer since i am sure it wont happen.
On other notes i pretty much laid out my Tri season. I snoozed too long and didnt get into a race i
planned on, but that is ok. It closed fast and i was waiting for a few reasons, mainly bc i didnt
want to lose big bucks if my body was not cooperating. We also had planned a vacay trip so i
didnt want to plan things without my so's approval and we just havent talked alot about it.
It all worked out fine since i will now be racing locally for one of my 70.3 distances. It's always
good to sleep in your own bed, and it will give me a challenge to not be social and say hi to
EVERYONE i know on the course. Focus Julia. FOCUS. Coach is rolling her eyes at me.
The Body is playing along "pretty well." I have to believe that a few of the tight issues correlate
with our cruddy weather. I had NO issues running in Tucson, AT ALL. Trails and heat.
Here our trails are flooded ( and i mean FLOODED, not just damp) and its cold and my Glute
and Piriformis have been acting up when i run. Its no fun bc it zings me a few times and then
goes away. Not sure what to make of it, but i am religious on the corework and the glute release,
and trying to get that Pirformis to stop acting like my Glute Max. I have my first open road race
on April 30, a half marathon and i cant remember the last time i ran an open half. In my 20's?
I am prepared for a sufferfest and really have few time expectations other than to not go out too
fast and blow up at mile 7. More on that later, but the course is pretty flat but the last 3-4 miles
are false flat back up towards the finish so a great place to either rejoice that you paced right or
groan and understand why miles 4-7 felt so easy.
My hope is that April snow will bring May flowers, and maybe some temps above 40. The first
time trial is only a few weeks out, and heck that is pretty funny to think about. I have been out on
my TT bike only once this entire year.
Oh and its my birthday on April 30, too. So no matter how fast or slow i run that half I plan to
have a fun day, cupcakes and maybe even get up and do the Ironman Bike ride the next day.
It's 100 miles. Not sure the legs will like that after a half, but never hurts to have it on the "maybe"
Thanks for reading. Hope i didnt c/o the weather too much:)