I signed up for a 10K on July 4th that starts at midnight. (It goes from the 3rd to the 4th. If that makes sense.) Guess who else shall be racing this night? None other than Jamoosh from Last Mile Lounge. Of course he had to go all tough guy and top me by doing all three races that are offered that night, the 1 miler, the 5K, and the 10K. Here’s hoping I get to see him and Lady J out there.
I feel as though I can do all of these races because of all the cross training I am getting in. I may take it easy at either the 10K or the 5K so that I don’t burn out during my tri’s. These two upcoming tri’s may be my last ones until the 1/2 Ironman Relay…but then again, I have been a race addict lately so we’ll see.
In other news I got my ride in this morning since I missed one on Sunday. Dolly and I got up at 4:30 AM and headed out for 21 miles. I felt good this morning and realize that although I love the spin classes, I really just need to spend more time with Dolly. She misses me.
Looking forward I want to continue with my cross training but am a little skeptical that I’ll be up to it once I get into heavy running mileage for Miami. I can see myself sitting on the couch on my rest days thinking, “Nope. My ass is tired.” Heh. Another item we’ll have to see on. Any thoughts on this from those of you who cross train?
I leave you all with this quote I found by Albert Einstein seemed fitting: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
Ahhhh, I know the feeling! Addicted to racing 🙂 Its a good feeling…. Good luck with your July races. The 4th of July, midnight race, sounds awesome!!!
Blame Lady J! She was the one who suggested I do all three.
I'll see you out there though. Or at least your ass as you run away from me during the 10k!
Cool that you got out so early for a bike ride. Not everyone embraces night riding easily (I love it). Also, Einstein clearly never learned how to perform a "track stand".
Hard core with your racing every (almost) weekend next month! Just make sure to recover as hard as you race. 🙂
I don't have any races on the calendar until the last weekend in July! Maybe I should do something change that. 🙂 Good luck with all of yours, the 4th of July one sounds fun.
my $.02 for cross training… just like ole Burt E said… gotta keep moving. Swimming is good for core/recovery… cycling is good for the soul
I only have two on the calender in July. I decided not to do one this weekend, because the hubs thought I should do something besides run run run all the time, so we are going to do what he wants this weekend, 🙁
I found a half IM you should do with me. Poconos, Oct 2. Shut up, you'd be fine.
Nice quote! 4:30 am !!! Ahhh good job. yes, it's just all about getting time on the bike you will love it after a while!
i know the addicted feeling…if I had money I would be racing every weekend! so much fun!! and I love that quote!
I am addicted to races too. Ran a full 6 weeks ago, a half 2 weeks ago, a full last Sat and thinking about a half in 2 weeks. Hi my name is Cynthia and I'm addicted to running. I think we need racing addicts anonymous! 🙂
That midnight run sounds fun!
You can still Tri Train while training for the marathon. I did it last year and it helps tremendously so my suggestion is to keep doing it.
Swimming will aid in recovery and the bike will work the muscles that the run doesn't.
Keep it up my disco-BOB-lated Triathlete…..yeah I said it b/c that is what you are now.