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Different this time around: Picking my Half Iron

March 1, 2008

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2007 was a really fun year as far as triathlon goes (if you want to be nice). If you want to be a little more honest, it showed that I still have a lot to learn about training and racing and taking this sport seriously.

My first step in making 2008 different was to not let myself go this winter like I did last winter and actually have a solid base (read: keep the beer gut at bay). So far, I think I’ve done a pretty decent job. My running has been a little on and off, but my biking has been really solid. I’ve gotten at least two solid bike sessions each week since October, and while I haven’t had a chance to get outside and see how much faster I’ve gotten on the pavement, I think it has really paid off.

Last February, I was all pudgy, soft, and sore after even the shortest workout.

This year, I’m finding all these random lumps popping out of my legs. What gives?!

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These puppies are tired of being cooped up inside in the cold. I need spring!

Sticking with the whole “taking my 2008 triathlon training seriously” theme, I actually blocked out the whole year training overview grid I got from Jumpy and Mr. SaltE from The Age Grouper.  Once I actually mapped out my whole year,  it was a whole lot easier to see my training schedule, A and B races, and planned vacations all in one spot, and eventually pick which half iron to sign up for this year.

I’ve been struggling with the decision for a while but as soon as I it “publish” on this post, I’m pulling out the credit card and signing up for Ironman (70.3) Rhode Island! It will give me a few more weeks to train over the Patriot, and just fits perfectly into a vacation I’m taking later later in July.

WOOHOO! I’m Pumped! Who is with me!

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One comment

  1. Sweet!! A good friend of mine is doing RI too. I’ll be down there training with him quite a bit, I imagine. We’ll have to get together for some on course training when the weather gets nicer. 🙂



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