Thanks for your feedback about entering a Half Ironman! I took a break from work earlier today to research some training plans and realized that a Half Ironman requires WAY more effort than a marathon does (major duh on my part) – like working out twice a day 4 – 5 times a week. I do feel like I could quickly work up to the bike + run distance, but that 1.2 mile swim…..
I’m not really sure I want to sign up for that rollercoaster ride. :) However, everyone who encouraged me to give it a shot really boosted my spirits!
Thinking about the triathlon relay I did this summer made me realize that I DO want to attempt another triathlon. I had a lot of fun at the triathlon relay with Megan and Ryan (I ran, Megan biked, and Ryan swam – here’s the race recap). But… this was the closest I got to swimming: 🙂
Ryan did all the hard work:
I’ve always been the kind of person who is really motivated by failure, and I don’t want my triathlon experiences to consist of 1) a solo disqualification on a swim and 2) the running leg of tri relay team. I want to do the WHOLE THING by myself.
There’s a race in March that I’m eyeing. It’s a Olympic distance, and I think I could handle that with proper training. Maybe I’ll Half Ironman next year. :) We’ll see!
My afternoon was filled with work, work, and more work. I snacked on pumpkin bread (a gift from Megan) with some dollaps of real buttah:
Greek yogurt and granola:
And dinner was cooked by the Husband. He made me whole wheat Fettuccine Alfredo with kidney beans and green beans:
Obviously eaten at my desk. 🙂
I don’t know why I’m thinking about a Half Ironman when I have so many exciting races in my future!
- A 10K on November 15
- A Half Marathon on December 5
- A 5K on December 13
- A MARATHON on January 10
On that note, I am doing a 17 mile training run tomorrow. I’m going to snack on some grapes, set up my gear, and watch The Office. Night, my lovelies!
Goodluck on the 17! Isn’t that the furthest you’ll have gone in a good while? Can’t wait to hear about it