Thursday, March 13, 2008


Wow, it has been awhile. I got way behind. I have been training, I swear. I am starting to try and pick up the pace a little bit. I actually registered for the Lincoln Half Marathon in May, the HyVee Olympic triathlon in June and the Spirit of Racine Half Ironman in July. I am quietly, calmly, and collectedly freaking out about that last one but as one of my triathlon buddies pointed out,"you're ready for the swim and almost ready for the run, you just need to bike A LOT!!! once it gets nice out". And he is right. I could do the first and third legs of that race. It is that middle part that is going to take some dedication.

Also, the last week of training was a bit on the lighter side because Mr KT and I were in Las Vegas for his sister's wedding. The temps were not nearly as warm as I had hoped. In fact, it got warmer here today than it got the three days were were in Vegas. Oh well, nice to get away.

Our goofy self portrait in front of the Bellagio fountains.

I also have been doing my long runs diligently as I train for the half. I am determined to have my entire body ready for that race so that my IT bands and feet don't complain one little bit. Last weekend I ran 9 miles or so at a 9:39 pace. I had to laugh because I do a lot of my 4 milers at that pace. I called the friend who is helping me put together my run training and he said, "yeah, if you can do 9 miles at that pace then you are running your shorter runs way too slow". I knew that was coming so that was what I have been trying to do. I have done a couple of 3.5-4.0 milers where I run the first mile slow as a warm up and then try and push it for the middle and slow up on the last mile. My times have been hovering around 9:00 but that includes the two slower miles so I am going to have to keep better track and see where I am at in the middle of those runs. I am excited to go into this season with a much better run base than last year. I also know that as it starts to get nice out I am going to have to cut down on the swimming so that I can get back on my bike. Poor baby has definitely been neglected. Watch out road. Here I come. (Yes mom! I ALWAYS wear my helmet.)


Jamie said...

I was just wondering where you had wandered off to, but am glad to hear you are still out there training hard.

If it makes you feel any better, your running kicks the crap out of where I am right now. :-)

I can't wait for real spring weather!

Tri-Dummy said...

Tell Mr. KT he's looking very Tommy Lee with the shaggy hair and goatee.

Rock Star!

Steve Stenzel said...

Warmer than VEGAS?!