Monday, April 16, 2012

Just checking in and a few thoughts on the first race of the season!

Greetings from 73 degrees and a tornado watch, to....
snow and wind and cold and 35 degrees. Gotta love spring in MN:) I am super thankful i got in some outdoor runs and rides this weekend bc this week looks like a stinker. Not super weather for training for a race in the Virgin Islands, but what can ya do about it? Coach told me you cant acclimate to heat more than 3 weeks out, so i guess now i can start turning up the heat in the basement if its 35 outside!

Lets see, last week was nuts, crazy busy with work and workouts and just life. I have one more week of JHC induced focus before i get to start to slow down a bit. ( i think, i am not sure, but maybe if i write this out she will let me rest a bit next week!) I feel good! I do think i am ready for this race and I do think that this is the hardest i have worked before a Half IM, ever. So let the games begin. I can only do what i can do, and so if some other women show up who are equally primed, well, lets have at it. I am really excited for the run. I think, I could be wrong, that the run will be a make it or break it deal. And if I am to kill that bike in St. Croix i think i will NOT kill the run. Again, just guessing but it seems like a bike course, like Madison, that you need to underride if you have any hopes of a semi-fast run.

Rich is racing the sprint so we have his bike all reserved ( we are renting) and he has been in the pool a few times:)

On the non training front we have had lots of good times for Easter, and last week we had a really nice night out with Rich's son and his wife and children. Adelaide turned 1 Yo. Too much fun:) We also got out with some friends for a nice dinner at an Italian place ( fancy!) that is right near us but we had never been there. I dont do alot of pasta, i just dont care for it. But what we had there was delicious. Of course I am sure i cant reproduce it at home, so we can just go back there.

Other than that we have chemo this week, and what appears to be some indoor rides.
Have a good week everyone, good luck to those of you going to NOLA! Have fun!

9 comments:

Steve said...

Good luck to you both. Have fun. :)

Damie said...

thanks chick. Good luck to you too as you get ready for your first. wish I could do that one...bucket list for sure!

The Miller Family said...

You will do GREAT in St. Croix.....it was a blistering 90 here today so that would have been great prep for you!

Teresa said...

You are going to LOVE ST Croix!!!! So sad we are not going.....have a blast! Let me know if you have any questions....did you see my blog video of climbing up the beast? Definitely practice it before race day!

CAn't wait to hear about it!

tn

ADC said...

You are right about St. Croix. You just have to be ready for that run - I remember that being a real carnage. But you will have lots of fun.

melissa caron said...

The weather is crazy here to. We just had an 88 degree day for the Boston Marathon. Too hot for this time of year.

Jennifer Harrison said...

YOU are ready for St Croix! It will be a blast and fun!!

Caroline said...

Saint Croix better watch out - I think you are going to crush that course in all three disciplines! I am so excited for you!! The hard work is almost done, now just the icing on the already-delicious cake is left!

Renne said...

So excited for your St. Croix race, wish I were coming with :)