Tuesday, May 5, 2009
'A' Race for 2009 is.....
....Yep, Beach2Battleship HALF IRON distance triathlon is going to be my A race for 2009. This is exciting for so many reasons. Quite frankly, I'm jazzed about 12-15 hour training weeks yep, you heard me right. 12-15 is NOT a part time job...22 hours of training/week is a daYUM part time job, I tell ya! So there it is. Now you get to listen to me obsess about training for the next 27 weeks. Yes, I'm an A type freak (like most of you whack jobs) and I have it timed out for 27 weeks until race day people. I'll have to throw some other shiz in this year for good measure but this is going to be the big one.
Please let me know if you'll be there too. I know Carolina John and Ryan (imabigfastmofer) will both be there for the half and full, respectively. I have high hopes and dreams for this race. It'll be my fifth at this distance. I've learned so much along the way but most of all - have fun!
Vineman 70.3 in 2007 was my first ever halfim - what a race, highly recommend. I swear, you would have thought I was on a Sunday ride out in the country side. It was great. It was on that day and that finish that I knew Ironman was in my future. It was that day that my friend (and racing partner) asked me the proverbial question as soon as I crossed the finish line....
So, do you want to turn around and do that again?
Give me a minute, I think I'm going to puke in my shoes. Oh, need ice, lots of ice, there are wasps in those vineyards and they got me!
10 minutes pass, ankle swells to the size of a softball.
Yes, yes, I do, I do want to turn around and do THAT all over again. It was great.
...and so, the love of long distance began.
My big season opener will be cheering/volunteering at Ironman Louisville (I like to call it IMKY just because I can, makes it sound slipperier). It looks something like this...
That's me on the left with the purple hair and pink bathing suit circa 1960. This will be my uniform so be sure to look for me in IMKY this year! You won't miss us, I PROMISE.
In other news...
Is there anything like the sound of water hitting water at 2:00am? ...and I don't mean after a long nite at the bar. Poor RH kept walking around the house after dinner out (I didn't poison him the restaurant did) saying - I think I have the swine flu, I don't feel good. In bed at, 9pm on a Saturday. That is my bed time, not his. At 2:00am, I'm sitting straight up and I hear, water on water and some feeble cursing. Poor guy, he can not afford to lose any weight. Ate his first solids on Monday nite, I hope this sticks! We got some ridin to do!