Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 17-23

A solid week of training is now in the books.  If I continue down this path and trust the training then Redman should not be a problem.  Of course, that is easier said than done.  I was a little disappointed during my ride on Saturday but I just had to keep reminding myself that I will get there.  I am early in my training so I cannot expect to be speedy. Nor can I compare myself with others.  My path in the world of triathlon is my own.  I must focus only on me, my results and my improvements!  So that is my goal for this adventure, "Enjoy my gains, my triumphs and trust the training!"

Here are the numbers:

Biking: 58.24
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 1.28
Running: 22.20
Swimming: 0.00

Two Lifting Sessions completed.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Weekly Catch Up and Shamrock the Ville 5K

Here are the weekly workout updates:
Feb 24-Mar 02

Biking: 35.00
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 1.29
Running: 8.40
Swimming: 2.22
Lifting workouts: Lifted twice!

Mar 03-09

Biking: 28.00
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 0.65
Running: 18.85
Swimming: 0.00
Lifting workouts: Lifted once!

These last couple of weeks were not perfect but I kept moving.  I have had some fatigue but I have been doing a lot of traveling and moving.  In the past, that would have resulted in me doing nothing but I have turned a new leaf.  So, yes, I am happy with these workouts.

Yesterday I ran the Shamrock the Ville 5K and I had a great race.  If I have not said this yet, consistency pays off!  I was again was "this close" to a PR.  I ran the race in 28:31.  Plus, I negative split the race: 9:32, 9:15 and 9:02 with a 9:11/mile average.  YAY!  I know that PRs will be coming soon!  Here are some more details on the race:

Gun time: 28:42 with average pace of 9:11/mile
Clock Time: 28:31
Gender Place: 57/421
Division Place: 10/86
Overall Place: 177/656

Have a great week y'all and remember keep running, riding and swimming to your greatness!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cowtown Marathon

Okay, so I am a little late posting this race recap. But in my defense I was in the middle of moving all my stuff from Colorado Springs to Tulsa last weekend. Yes, our house finally sold and we will be closed by noon today.  Very excited about having my family back and around for the adventure that is our new life.

Anyway, back to Cowtown.  If you have not run this race, please consider running it next year.  The race is organized very well and I enjoyed the course for the 1/2 marathon.  Plus, they have 2 days of races.  Saturday was the shorter races and on Sunday they had the 1/2 marathon, marathon and an ultramarathon.  I will be back next year!  I am just not certain what distance I will run. Maybe I will do another marathon.  You never know!

I drove down to Dallas Friday night and stayed with my bro-in-law and sis-in-law.  I love them so much.  I have only lived in Tulsa 4 months so far but they have already hosted me twice.  YAY!  Saturday, they took me to the race expo which was huge and then we toured downtown Ft. Worth.  The best part was Saturday night.  I attended my first Team Red White and Blue event.  They hosted a pasta dinner at Rahr brewery.  I had such a great time because I got to meet so many great people that I have only been interacting with through Facebook.  Plus, I won a raffle with a race entry for next year's Cowtown.  YAY!!!! If you don't know Team Red White and Blue is a nationwide organization:

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
I lucky enough to be the Tulsa Chapter Team Captain.  We are a growing chapter so you will hear me talking about Team RWB a lot as we grow!  Additionally, if you have specific questions about this great organization, please let me know.  I am more than happy to fill you in on the details!
Race Day
So I pulled my lazy butt out of bed early Sunday morning because I had to drive from Dallas to Ft. Worth.  I got there with plenty of time to spare.  The weather was awesome so I didn't freeze my tuckus off waiting for the gun start.  Have I mentioned that I don't like cold weather?!  Anyway, while waiting I ran into many of the Team RWB members in my corral.  I was very happy about this because I could start with them.  Plus, they were running with the flag and I have wanted to do that for some time!  The gun went off pretty much on time.  I started with the guys for the first mile but they were pushing the pace more than I would like so I only got to run with them for the first mile.  But that was enough to propel me through the entire race.  We got so many "Thank yous" as we passed spectators.  That was so awesome!  I was very emotional.  I believe I teared up each time someone said "Thank you" and "Go Team!"  Plus, spectators would yell, "Go Christi"  which each time freaked me out because I kept forgetting my name was on my bib!  Anyway, I don't have mile by mile updates because I have a very short memory.  I just ran a solid and very consistent race.  My average was 10:30 per mile and I am so happy with that.  I have come along with my training.  Just last summer I was struggling to even workout  but I am consistently working out everyday now.  And it is showing.  I was hoping to have a PR at this race but it did not happen.  But I was damn close!  I missed it by 30 secs.  I was hoping to hit 2:10 or 2:15 but I was a quarter mile out when I hit the 2:15 mark.  However, I know that I will get my PR.  You can bet on that!  My stats for the race are below:
Total Time: 2:17:42
Age Group: 136/416  which is in top 33% of my age group!
Gender: 1052/4038  which is in top 26% of my gender!
Overall 1/2 marathon: 4040/7094
Great race and a great weekend!  Now its time to prepare for my next race... OKC 1/2 marathon I believe will be the next one!

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Hi guys! Sorry I missed a couple of weekly updates.  Got busy... or lazy, that's your call.  Here are the details for the last two weeks and then later today I will give you a race report for Cowtown!


Biking: 35.00
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 0.68
Running: 20.57
Swimming: 1.37
Only one lifting workout this week - Legs/Chest/Biceps


Biking: 24.50
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 1.24
Running: 22.90
Swimming: 1.88
Two lifting workouts this week so back on track!

Here is a sneak peek at my racing medal from Cowtown... Best medal ever!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Feb 2-9

A quiet week for me.  I just moved on through my workouts and enjoyed each one.  I even enjoyed my last two runs of the week at altitude.  I went home to Colorado Springs to see my husband and friends.  I sure couldn't miss my workouts so I just didn't run as fast.  All good!

Biking: 21.00
Elliptical: 0.00
Rowing: 1.24
Running: 15.93
Swimming: 2.51

Sunday, February 2, 2014

27 Jan - 02 Feb

Biking: 28.00
Rowing: 0.61
Running: 17.00
Swimming: 1.54
Total: 47.15
Today was the first 1/2 marathon of the year and the first one since September 2013.  Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long. Anyway, the weather for the race was not ideal.  The temp was around 33ish.  It was slightly windy but the rain held out until I finished.  The details for the race are below.  I don't really like there timing system because I started my watch when I crossed the line and it said 2:18.  Will I do this race again?  Probably not but I am glad I did it this time.

Event: Texas Half Marathon
Bib #: 1460
Clock Time: 02:23:01
Pace: 10:55/mile
Overall: 357 / 707
Gender: 202 / 408
Age Group: 23 / 45