Jan 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Although I didn't expect to start 2010 injured, just like 2009 unfortunately, here I am; despite a cautious training year. My focus in 2010 is to make some permanent healthy lifestyle changes and just maybe this combination of efforts will also keep me injury free. So here are my modest racing goals for the 2010 season and a few of my resolutions for this year.

Consistently eat better and fuel my body for exercise. I tend to eat well for a few weeks then fall off the wagon.

Lose the extra poundage and keep it off.

Find my happy place with training, I am not entirely sure what my year will look like yet but I want to have a solid training year.

PR in a sprint triathlon and running race.

Dec 13, 2009

Four Week Minimum

No running for at least four weeks, which will I hope be enough time to treat the SI joint dysfunction and start retraining muscles. And last but not least, heal the tenderness in the groin resulting from the imbalance. I could be mad, but I am optimistic that once these issues are sorted out I will run pain free for the first time in 2 years!

So in the spirit of remaining optimistic here is my tentative 2010 race calendar. I am excited to train for a few A races and just to see how the season unfolds.

Monument 10K, Tidewater or Rocketts Int'l, Patriot Half, B2B Half. Maybe a few running races here and there too.

Nov 19, 2009

Toy Run 5K

I am doing this race, my first running race since last spring. I don't expect to break any records but is is an easy fast course so it will be fun to see just where I am in terms of my pace. I'll use it as my gauge for track workouts and hopefully I can recover some of my long lost speed - the word speed used relatively as I am not speedy at anytime!

Nov 10, 2009


I am feeling optimistic about the 2010 season. My run has been coming along quite nicely and so far with the addition of strength training 2-3 week I am injury free. Watching IMFL this past week-end brought back so many emotions and memories that I am inspired to try long distance racing again. IMFL will have to wait until 2011 but I am considering doing some local longer races.

I am going to do at least one HIM but maybe two and B2B iron distance is definitely on my mind... although I am not 100% sure my body is ready.

Regardless of which races I end up choosing I am finally feeling happy about training and I am really looking forward to racing and pushing myself in 2010!

Oct 26, 2009

Enough Recovery

I am finally feeling recovered, almost one year to the day that I became injured. That statistic blows my mind. Who willingly does this to them self? It has been a slow process but I can finally run consistently 5-6 miles for a long run and my pace is dropping too.

I am thinking about doing a running race, probably the 8K as it is a fun event. It will be my first road race in 18 months. I am also officially starting base training for next season on Nov 1st. The pool will be the toughest as the pool and I haven't seen each other since August.

Still I am optimistic that this slow build in distance and endurance, working on overall strength conditioning and backing off when I need to will have me in a good place next season.

And most importantly injury free!!!!!!

Oct 11, 2009

I am Falling Apart

I hurt. My feet, my back, what the hell! I am really fed up. I cannot seem to break this pattern of injury. I wonder if I can ever get healthy enough to train consistently. IMFL seems like a fluke and even then I was racing injured.

Sorry to be such a Debi Downer but this is getting old.

Sep 7, 2009

Ready to Race

Well as ready as I will ever be. Patriot International is my first race since IMFL, that's 10 months folks, and I am ready to have some fun and just enjoy the day.

While I haven't quite gotten the volume I needed for great training, I have been consistent and injury free. All things considered I am just hoping for a decent race with a strong finish and I will be a very happy triathlete.