Did you notice?

If you're a regular and you have good attention to detail, you may have noticed that I updated my "Races" section on the blog.  Instead of the very pointed "none" there are now three races I have listed.  The 5k I signed up for quite a while ago.  It should be fun, but I'm not really focused on it.  With spring just around the corner, it's about time I find a race and commit.  I picked two races, both in May.

I've heard good things about the 51.5 series and we all know that I am NOT a good hot-weather racer, so when I found the KC Triathlon in early May, I thought it sounded perfect.  I also have brand new race wheels to try out.  This will be the second Olympic distance race I do, the first being Nationals last summer in Vermont.  Since I've had issues with the run on my last few (or all) 70.3 races, I think I may try the Olympic distance for a while and see if I have more fun.  It is just not any fun to suffering through a half marathon at noon when it's 90 degrees out.  Just for reference, an Olympic distance race is a 1.5 k swim, 40 k bike, and 10 k run.

Then I signed up for the Running with the Cows 1/2 marathon, which is a week before the KC Triathlon.  Since my long runs have been going really well, I think I'm going to try to PR.  I think I should be able to.  Today I ran 12 at and 8:35 average pace and that was an "easy" run.  Actually, the last 3 miles were no easy but they were also mostly uphill.  Either way, I'm already running over 10 miles at a decent pace.  I wanted to get back to 10 mile long runs at an 8:30 pace.  I think I made it.


Christi said...

Great races on your calendar! I wish you the best at both. But I was hoping that you would be at IM Kansas this year. I think I will be there trying to exact revenge!

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Sam said...

I was planning on it, until we were invited to a wedding back in WI that weekend. Bummer. I'd like to do Kansas next year.

Kelly said...

Yay! Nice times lady!!