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) â€“ 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 swimâ€¦..
Iâ€™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 â€“ hereâ€™s the race recap). Butâ€¦ this was the closest I got to swimming: 🙂
Ryan did all the hard work:
Iâ€™ve always been the kind of person who is really motivated by failure, and I donâ€™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.
Thereâ€™s a race in March that Iâ€™m eyeing. Itâ€™s a Olympic distance, and I think I could handle that with proper training. Maybe Iâ€™ll Half Ironman next year. :) Weâ€™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 donâ€™t know why Iâ€™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. Iâ€™m going to snack on some grapes, set up my gear, and watch The Office. Night, my lovelies!