I have been called out by my bro, BDD, so I can't let him down. Here is a new post and I will even add a music video!!!
I have had great training over the last couple of months. I am riding on this high hopefully all the way to Sept 22, when I tackle the 1/2 IM distance again at the Redman triathlon in Oklahoma City. My brother, Chad, and are doing this race together and this will be Chad's first race. I am definitely excited!
I have had some great rides. I have been riding about 50-60 miles each Sunday over some very hilly terrain. My times have been good given the hills and last week I really killed the ride. I averaged 16.1 mph of course I only had 1230 feet of climbing! Given the course in Redman is flat, I am very confident I will have a great ride. My swimming is going well also. I am averaging 1:50 in my 100's and that should put me swimming the 1.2 miles in 38 minutes, according to a swim pace chart I found on Trinewbies. If I don't choke I will be ecstatic with that time. Now it comes down to my run. I will admit, I am having problems with my ankle this week but my running is getting better. Yesterday I did 11 miles in 2 hours for an average pace of 10:50 per mile. Jazzed again. And oh yeah, BDD, I did puke a little in my mouth during my run so do I get a pukie?!!! I think I can pull together a great race.
I haven't even done my race yet but I am already trying to figure out what is going to be my next race. I need to get a couple more 70.3's in my body before I jump up to the full. But it is tempting to just take the leap and go for the next distance. I love training!! I don't like thinking of not having a goal race in my future so any suggestions would be appreciated. Are any bloggers congregating at one race next year?
My job is going very well. I actually like it and if you knew me and jobs you would be surprised by this statement. The work is not hard and I get to wear shorts to work. That is not to say that I still don't want to move closer to family because I absolutely do!! I am just willing to wait a little longer so that I can pay off credit cards.
I hope y'all are well. I am sorry I haven't visited your blogs lately. I just don't have the time I used to have in the past. If we aren't Facebook friends then please hit me up. I am great at keeping up with pals that way!
And as I promised here is my favorite summer video and song. I hope you enjoy it!
Until later keep swimming, running and riding to your personal greatness!