How do you know when you’ve set the right goal for a race? I think it has a lot to do with how you feel in the week before the race. If you’ve set too easy of a goal (or your goal is simply to have fun and finish), then there’s not a lot of… Continue reading Pre-Race Jitters Before Palo Duro Canyon 50K
I’ve not been good about writing but that’s okay, because these weeks are acting as a transition time for me. I’ve had some stuff to take care of and I sorted through my thoughts and came to some goals. And I’m VERY excited to get back to it! Setting New Goals My primary goal is… Continue reading Things Just Keep Looking Up
It’s been awhile since I wrote, and that’s a good thing. I’ve been having fun, taking care of myself, and generally being in a good and happy place. I ran the Zooma Half Marathon with my friend Stephanie–it was her third half marathon this year (actually, her third in four months)…she just ran her first… Continue reading Life is GOOD!
This is going to be a quick catch-up post, because it’s been soooooo long since I blogged. I have several things I want to write about (thoughts on Ironman Arizona, training, goals), so I’m knocking this out. That Weird Case of Fatigue Turns out my extreme tiredness was a case of mono. Never had it before… Continue reading It’s Been Awhile Catch-Up Post
That Cardio Agility class managed to find several muscles in my body and completely trash them. OMG, it was like after a hard marathon–I was in more pain than I was after Ironman!! Clearly, I have some weak areas. So I headed off today to a new running group at a bit less than peak… Continue reading Ouch, or That Class Kicked My Butt
It’s funny–the longer I laze about in my “fun-only” workouts, the less motivated I am to get back to training. Which makes me seriously question the wisdom of getting back into a training regime. The hard-and-fast event on my calendar is the NYC Marathon, which I am very excited about doing. My goal for that… Continue reading Training Musings
Today I dropped in on the T3 noon swim practice. Claire has been doing their workout, and I went with her. It was my first swim since Ironman Coeur d’Alene (well, my first swim that didn’t involve dog paddling and an adult beverage). It was a really nice work out and I enjoyed it immensely. It… Continue reading Swimming
I had friends run the 10-miler today. There was a time when I made any race in the Austin area (and a lot outside of Austin); I’ve even raced both days on the weekend. But lately, and by lately I mean the last two years or so, I’ve had no interest in the road racing… Continue reading Do I Need to Get Back to Racing?
Well, my 5-hour run out at McKinney Roughs on Saturday told me that I had to be smoking crack to think I would be well-enough prepared to do the 50-miler at Palo Duro Canyon in October. Miles on the bike do not in any way translate to the kind of miles on the trail I’d… Continue reading Letting Go of the 50 Miler