Monday, May 24, 2010

MBE: Summer Racing and Week 20 Recap

Week 20 Recap

Not much to report this week, so I'm combining my weekly recap with my MBE post. I've been on vacation for the past 2 weeks, and that seems to have extended to exercise too as the only thing I did last week was run a half marathon yesterday. I guess we could say I really mastered tapering =P I did walk about 2 miles yesterday to the farmer's market and Publix, but I couldn't be bothered to do much else. I'm hoping to get back to my workout routine this week, and maybe get in the pool at least once before my first triathlon on less than 3 weeks. Yikes!

MBE: Summer Racing

Monday Brain Exchange (MBE) is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at  Finishing Is Winning. This week's topic is  Summer Racing.

Question: What are your summer race plans? Are you trying anything new this year? What race are you looking most forward to?

May is my month to try new things, and so far it's gone great. I played paintball, did Muddy Buddy with Jason, and ran my first out-of-state race, the Bay to Breakers 12K, in costume. I'm going rock climbing on Wednesday, which I've done once or twice before but it was many years ago, and then on Saturday I'll be tackling the Firefighter Challenge.

I'll spend the rest of the summer ramping up millage for my next marathon in November and doing a few sprint triathlons for fun and cross training. My heart is still not into swimming or biking, but I'm hoping that I'll catch the triathlon bug after the first one in June. It won't be pretty, but I'll finish. If it all goes well, maybe I'll train for an olympic triathlon in September, but that will be a last minute decision.

This will be the first time I train for a fall marathon, so it will be interesting to see how I do with the long runs in the heat -- in previous years I didn't start running long until Sept/Oct -- but we usually start as early as 3 a.m. so it should be ok. I'll probably also do a few shorter races if I can fit them into my training schedule, and try to run that sub-30 5K. You can see my planned racing schedule so far at the top of the sidebar on the right.

How about you? What's in store for you this summer?


Whitney said...

Umm...did you say 3 AM??? That is serious dedication! I've got a 5K this weekend and a sprint tri next weekend.

Kitzzy said...

@Whitney, yeah 3 am but that is only for the really long runs. Otherwise it's usually 5 or 6 am

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