Thursday, November 3, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Everyone has been talking about their 2012 race schedule and I feel a little left out! I look at races all the time, but can't really register for any spring races until my gym schedule comes out. I love coaching, don't get me wrong, but I also love racing. Since our competition schedule is not out yet, I have to hold off on a lot of races I would like to do. The season ends in may though, which means I'm free to race whatever races I want the rest of the year. So far I am only registered for two races: You should come join me so we can be race besties :)  
IM Mooseman 70.3 - June 3rd
DC Triathlon - sprint - June 17th (I went with the sprint distance because I'm not sure how I will feel after finishing my first 70.3 just two weeks beforehand) And I got 25 bucks off!

2. I haven't done a morning workout in I don't know how long, but I did manage to get myself out of bed today! Go Me :) Although I still hit snooze twice which meant my 7 mile run turned into a 5 mile run. I made the mistake of over dressing, which I always seem to do in the colder months. Long spandex, a t-shirt with a light weight fleece, hat and gloves. Yep, I  didn't need all of that. I took my fleece off at about 2 miles into my run though and I felt perfect temp wise after that. I couldn't see my watch when it beeped at the mile marks because it was too dark out. So, I just choose to ignore my watch and run by feel instead. This seemed to work out great and I didn't feel like I was pushing myself too hard on this run at all. When finished my 5 mile tempo run and looked at my watch I was happy to see 40:48 on it! and a 7:44 negative split for the last mile. This pace would have been a big struggle for me even just a couple weeks ago. My conclusion is: running in the cold, makes me fun faster. I wasn't to excited about running the Freedom Half Marathon on the 13th, but now I think I may be :)
3. I need to swim more than once a week if I want to keep my swimming fitness up. I feel like I'm starting from ground zero every time I get into the pool now. This has to change and I need to up my pool time.
Happy Thursday All :)


  1. Oh the coaching thing. Yeah, I love it, too. But I desperately want to do a half marathon in the winter/spring (and break 2:00) and there was really only one weekend that worked out. Sigh.

  2. Mooseman is going to be EPIC!

  3. Whoa, a 70.3! Go you! That looks like a gorgeous setting for it too :)
    I'll come cheer for you during the DC Tri!

  4. I have signed up for no 2012 races after January. So you're way ahead of me!