My poor, poor triathlon blog has taken a hit since the last time I wrote about my progress toward Kansas 70.3. That's the bad news though. The good news is that I have hardly missed a day out of my weekly training routine, managed to have a couple successful months with my business and I still have a boyfriend.
Let's get up to speed.
I ran the New Orleans Rock n Roll marathon and managed to finish in 1:42 after only doing about 10 training runs leading up to the race. I went out comfortably, then realized I was about 30 seconds faster than what my goal pace was. It felt so great that I started to wonder if I could hit a PR. I was on target until the 100% humidity turned into a downpour at about mile 11. It was such a great event and I love the city and I'm convinced I want to do this race every year.
Two weeks later I did my first indoor triathlon. I did a 500 yard swim, 8 mile bike, and 2 mile run. I finished in about 42 minutes and clearly my swim was the weakest event. I saw in 10:23, biked in 15:00 (indoor cycling mph is VERY different) and 14:00 run. I felt great about finishing second in my age group and was happy to start to grasp how my legs will feel transitioning from one sport to the next.
Other than those events, I've had plenty of fun not competing in any races and have managed to stay on task. I'm 11 weeks in from an organized training program with about 10 weeks to go. My new hesitation is how my biking has progressed (or hasn't). March is still colder than normal and I've only been able to get out on the roads 3 or 4 times for no more than a couple hours AND at a very slow speed. I'm feeling pretty unconfident about finish 56 miles in less than 4 hours.
Warmer weather is on the horizon, or so Bryan Busby keeps saying. My new challenge will be working more hours along with maintaining 10-11 workouts per week as springtime gets settled.
I'm planning on doing Brew to Brew next weekend and also considering doing Rock the Parkway 1/2 marathon. More importantly, I will be twiddling my thumbs waiting for Lake Quivira to warm up so I can test out my open water skills.
My life right now: Eat, work, eat, workout, eat, work, eat, workout, eat, sleep…….