Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sprint Tri Training = Half Marathon Taper

WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO We leave for California on Friday and I couldn't be more excited. To be honest, I keep forgeting that there will be 13.1 miles of running involved because I'm so focused on the fellowship and vino. For the sprint-tri, we are using a Hal Higdon plan which seems pretty basic and easy..right up our alley for our first one. We have swam (swum?) both in the ocean and in the pool, and although we're both still pretty slow, we're at least getting a feel for it and getting comfy in the water. Our bikes are hybrid style, not sleek road bikes so we'll never be super fast on them but they will get us there and that's what matters to me at this point. My last several runs have been awful. I guess because they've been midday when it's really hot?? It's a little discouraging, but I'm just going to take this half as it comes and have fun with it. If I run the whole way and feel great, wonderful! If I have to walk, that's wonderful too. You know why? Because there is WINE AT THE END!

This will be my 4th half, and the only one I haven't really trained hard for, picked a goal time, tried to PR, etc and so it will be a new experience.

Work and life have been busy the last few days, but I'll be posting some wedding pics later in the week because Thursday is our 4th anniversary!

16 comments:

Alisa said...

Sounds like you have a fun week ahead! Enjoy Cali, I miss it! I'll be down there next week...probably will just miss you.

Enjoy Tri training, I certainly am enjoying it.

RunningLaur said...

Have fun at the race!!

I might have to sneak a bottle of wine into Utah to drink at the end of mine ;)

MCM Mama said...

Have fun and good luck in your race!

lindsay said...

california is going to be so fun! and an 'anniversary' thrown in the mix - super sweet. happy early anniversary! :)

good luck out west and drink some wine for me!!

joyRuN said...

Never knew Hal Higdon had a triathlon training program.

Good luck on your race - enjoy the wine!

D10 said...

You are going to have such a great time. Yay, for tri training. I am not the fastest swimmer either, but who cares it is fun.

Abby said...

Swum ;-)

Have a great trip, and enjoy the race!

Carolina John said...

yea that's going to be an awesome trip. it is soooooo hot outside it's impossible to get a decent run in. get out to cali and you'll be fine.

good job getting the swim and bike in too! you'll see all kinds of bikes out there for the tri. for your first one a hybrid will be fine. fair warning, when you get addicted a bike habit can get expensive. and it's the coolest part of triathlon.

kristen said...

Nice attitude! I would totally be the same way. I'm super jelous. I can't wait to hear/see all about it.

Cool about the ocean swim. Sounds like your way ahead of the game.

Jess said...

Woohoo for the upcoming trip and HM! You'll have fun and that's what counts the most!

Lacey Nicole said...

i want to go to cali!!!!!!!!!!!! heheh. have fun!!!!!! what day is your race?! good luck!

Marlene said...

You're going to have SO MUCH FUN!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Have a great race!! I'm loving the tri training too :)

cami said...

Happy Anniversary! And have lots of fun in Cali!

aron said...

have a safe trip to cali!!!

email me if you want to try to meet up! we will be going to the expo saturday early afternoon most likely... if not we should try to meet up for wine tasting at the end!! runnersrambles at gmail dot com :) :)

Southbay Girl said...

I hope you made it to california safely!! It sounds like the Napa to Sonoma half is going to be a wonderful race-lots of bloggers and tweeters are running it!! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's not too hot!