Sunday, May 31, 2015


And just like that I am questioning the process.  Only steps into running my first run in a new perscribed heartrate zone and I am reminded of how I will run so slow to meet the #1 objective, heart rate zone 1-2.

I can run faster. I can push harder. Just like that I stop the voices in my head and listen to coaches voice... "resist the urge to go faster."

See, I know I have trust issues.  There are only a small handful of friends that I would paceline with while cyclying. Trusting their wheel in front of me. Only a smaller handful of friends that I could pick the phone up and trust that if I shared a secret with and not worry that they would run quickly to tell another.

See this is the year that I woke up saying "why not me....why not now." With that I put into place a starting point to help me move forward to a dream that I am finally brave enough to chase. To share. To embrace. Boston.

I began talking with Coach Maria.  We hatched a plan and the excitement to began to grow even stronger.  Two months went by before the official beginning date that seemed like it would never arrive and now it had finally arrived.

So only days in with sore abs and hips that are tender from lunges I know that with faith in the plan I will get fitter and faster. I will run slower until coach tells me different. I will do the work.  I will trust.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PR to Kick the Year OFF!!

When I skid into the last tri race of the season last year with major burn out I knew I needed to switch things up so I set my sights on reaching a new Half Marathon PR.  It was nice to focus on something fresh and really put some life back into my drive.

Fast forward to race day.....

I toed the line of the Charleston Half Marathon.  Perfect race day temps of 45 degrees. The wind would be a factor later in the race but not so much at the start.

Mile 1-3
I was very mindful not to start out to fast.  The 1:45 pace group slowly paced me and for a second I thought about trying to hang.  No...stick with the plan.

Mile 4 - 7
Taking my nutrition as planned I plugged away. At mile 6 my music crapped out and for a minute I panicked.  I knew the demons would come out to play and I would have to drown them out.

Mile 8 - 11
I realized at this point that if I could stay on target I would pass my original target.  Focus... spit... nutrition... keep moving forward.

Mile 12 - 13.1
As the 19mph wind gust bacame a factor I knew that I was entering the pain cave.  I would be deep in this the last mile and even questioned how my legs were moving forward.

Finish line - 1:48:56!!!!!

Only my Rev3 Teammates know my SECRECT to how you guarantee a race PR!!  #YUMYUM

BIG REV3 Team and Racing line up coming up next.  This year has started off with a BANG!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Back to The Pool

Last October I slid into a huge case of BURN OUT!  I stretched my race season way too long and even though I thought I could push through it I could not.  So as a result I took some time off, mixed things up, and began a new focus on reaching a new Half Marathon PR.  Race if a week from this Saturday (1/19).  

So for two months I ran and did continue to ride some.  Skipped some ride days here and there but did not swim one single stroke.  The time away from the pool was enjoyed and somewhat missed.  As January arrived I dove right back in and was pleasantly surprised at how excited I was to be moving in the water again.

So far I have hit an 1800, 2400, and 2800 meter swim.  Not bad for jumping right back in.  I am not at all focused on the time of my sets.  There is plenty of time for that. :)

On the food front.... my new obsession...KALE CHIPS!  *note - your body will let you know when you have eaten too much. LOL!