Thursday, March 4, 2010

O M Geez

Yay, I finally have time to post a blog entry! I'm juggling many things right now, work, graduate school, training, and travels. Work is work, we'll just get that out of the way first. School is in the home stretch. My first course for 2010 ended Friday. Four classes left to finish my MBA degree, this December I will be done, woo hoo! Training is going ok, I suppose. I'm getting nervous about the half marathon next month. I may have bitten off more than I can chew here. I threw the original training program I posted out the window. My body was not reacting well. I felt super drained. That program had me ramping up my weekly mileage way too fast. I run about fifteen miles a week, and I feel best running slower, further. For the past three weeks I've been increasing the mileage of my long run. I'm up to seven miles this week for my long run. I plan to get my long run up to at least 10 miles, which is the longest run on the original training plan. I'm physically managing this type of ramp up much better. I'll find out on race day if my plan has worked! About the triathlon, not sure what I'm doing here. I really want to do this race, but am now realizing the many little things I did not consider. Mainly, the expense involved. I got a racing bike from a friend which has saved me, but stuff like the special tri swim class I want to take, bike tune-ups, tri suit, goggles, swim cap, etc. that I didn't consider at first. The race isn't until August, so I have a bit more time to make a final decision. I'm attending a Fleet Feet seminar this weekend called 'Is the Triathlon for You?'. Seems like a fitting question! Travels . . . I planned to get in one four mile run during my trip to Las Vegas last month. That did not happen. We walked sooo much taking in the sites, my knees ached. I did not have the energy to walk for several hours and run. I was originally concerned about running the Strip due to the 'flyover' stairways seen here, but Las Vegas Boulevard is definitely 'runable'. If you can get a run in before 10am, you're golden. Not much traffic on the sidewalks and the flyovers are not that much of a detour. My next trip is a Bahamian cruise in July. I'll definitely be doing plenty of laps in the pool to practice for the triathlon. There's a treadmill on the ship, that's probably as good as the running will get! Don't think I'll be running alone on any strange islands.

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