Last week, in the matter of 15 minutes, I signed up for TWO upcoming races. One I have been planning on running. The other, I had no intention of doing.
But the time has come, I'm going to do a freaking triathalon if it scares the hell out of me. Granted, I'll be swimming a wee 500m in a pool and then hopping on a bike for 12 miles and running a 5K. But in my book, this counts as a triathalon. If I never want to do an open water tri, I don't have to. Case closed.
This tri is a pretty big local race just 45 minutes north of Eugene. A lot of the runners have done it before and love it. And the thing sells out in less than 2 hrs so when the manfriend emailed me to say "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!" I jumped on the bandwagon.
Now on to the running race. The one I feel semi prepared for mentally and physically.
I'll be running my first LONG trail race ever. 20 miles. Peterson Ridge Rumble, here I come.
The website claims it's a gradual 10 miles uphill and then 10 miles back downhill when you turn around, but frankly I'm totally prepared to have my as$ handed to me. Thank the lord I'm not doing the 40 mile race!
Anywho, I've been running long(ish) on the weekends so I guess I better really start upping the miles if I want to run this thing without wanting to hurl or phone a massage therapist mid race. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, these races are just a week apart in early April!
And on that note, I realize I've been less workout/running focused these days on the blog. What do you guys think about it? More running? Less running? Tell me what you want!
Also, my stomach has been a hungry beast today. I have no idea why. I only biked to and from a coffee shop yest (took the day off work), did an hour of Dave Farmar yoga, and ran 5 FAST miles with the manfriend and runnerz. Today was a semi rest day.