Thursday, July 05, 2012

10Ks, Triathlons, and a Half Marathon

I have a few races lined up to keep me busy for the rest of the summer.

July 15-Heart of the Rockies Sprint Triathlon, Invermere BC
August 5- Swim portion of Cyswog n' Fun Olympic Triathlon, Nelson BC
August 12- Loop the Lake 10K, Invermere BC
August 22- Wunderwoman Sprint Triathlon, Spokane WA

I only have two races lined up for the fall, a 10K in Creston BC, and the BMO Okanagan 1/2 marathon in Kelowna BC.

I am supposed to start my training for the half marathon on July 17th, so I am hoping my foot decides to be a sport and start co-operating by then. At the moment I am not running at all, so the run portion of my next sprint tri (in 10 days!) may end up being a walk. I really hope not, but I want to take it as easy as I can and be healthy going into my half training.

I did my first half ever in December last year- the Rock n' Roll Las Vegas 1/2 marathon. It was interesting to say the least. Poorly organized, too many people, definitely not a course for PRs. Being as it was my first ever 1/2, I PRed regardless. It was a fun race though, the sights and lights of Vegas definitely help to take your mind off of the length of the run. I was not as prepared as I could have been for that race, and  I am looking forward to being able to smash my time in Kelowna.
My momma and I before the Las Vegas 1/2 marathon


30 day blog challenge day 5: post a picture of someone/something that made your day special


I feel like I may be posting a ridiculous amount of pictures of my dog... but he's just so cute! He's the best running partner ever (aside from the fact that he runs from bears instead of chasing them, a story for another time!) and he's just so happy to see me all of the time! I just love him!

I'm off to work, hope you all have a great Thursday!

2 comments:

  1. I've just started getting interested in triathlons but I've been a runner for 14 years. My problem is that open water swimming terrifies me! Right now I am signed up for a couple of sprint tris that all have pool swims. Do you have a lot of experience with open water swimming? I'd love to hear more about it.

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    1. Hi!
      I have done 6 sprint triathlons in the past 3 years, and all of them had open water swims. I remember being totally freaked out for the first one because I only practiced swimming in my wetsuit twice! My strategy was to stay to the outside of everyone so that I wouldn't get kicked in the face or anything. I think I ended up swimming twice as far as everyone else, but it definitely built up my confidence. Now I'm not afraid to get in there and swim in the middle of the group, in fact I have figured out how to draft off of people, and it definitely improved my time.
      If you want to chat more about it, I'd love to hear from you! My e-mail address is daniellenicole1987@gmail.com

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