1.27.2010

No turning back, now...

Last night I registered for my first sprint duathlon (5k run, 30k bike, 5k run), on 4/25. Prior to doing this I looked at last year's results. I am anticipating bringing up the rear, but not being absolutely last...I hope.

My biggest concern is navigating around 100+ other participants (last year there were ~110). In running races the risk of collision is minimal...and even if 2 runners bump into one another, the damage is generally not even bruise-inducing. The potential for great bodily harm during a cycling event, however...ack! And I am already a klutz. My only hope is that should I crash that I don't take any innocents out with me.

My 11 week training cycle starts on 2/7. I'm really looking forward to better weather for increasingly long bike workouts. Thankfully this Winter has not been bad for outdoor running workouts (unlike last year).

Yesterday I also registered for the Ultimate Cycle Challenge on Feb. 20. I will be pedaling for 2 hours, as will my hubby. Click on JDRF West Michigan to donate in support of our team.

4 comments:

  1. Just saw your comment from HEATHER's blog about team estrogen. thx for the tip!

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  2. No prob...glad I could help! I really like the site. I belong to a great running support board, too, but there's not a lot of info. there for those who do multisport stuff. Nice that TE is just for us gals, too. A much less testosterone-heavy sort of environment. :)

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  3. Look at your schedule!! Is your hubby loving the fact that you share his love for two wheeled gadgets that you peddle? I'm so proud of you K!! I wonder if I could get to Vegas for your 1/2 marathon. I have the whole year to plan is for God's sake ;)

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  4. Oh, Ana...if you came to Vegas I would be ecstatic! Heck, if you started training now you could even run it! I ran my first half about 9 months after I started running. *evil grin*

    Derek is pretty geeked that I'm biking...I think in part because now I can go along on some of those long Sunday group rides and not be crabby when he is gone for 6 hours or more.

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