Thursday, July 2, 2009

I have a dream...

Happy fourth of July to all my American blogging friends. I thought about you guys today when I was watching Regis and Kelly and a poor woman from SC missed out an awesome vacation to St. Martin after she failed to know that Canada's birthday was July the 1st. I bet all you guys knew that!!

Thanks for the well wishes for my five miler. It went well I think, I finished in 42.3x, not bad since I have taken a little running break the past few weeks, so this is an OK start point. It felt hot, and it was rolling hills, and I wanted to puke as usual, which is why I generally avoid short distances..
I have signed up for my very first sprint tri.... this weekend.

750 meter swim
21.1 K bike
5K run

Should be fun, although since I have not trained specifically for this event, but I want to see it as a gage for a HUGE dream I have, and ofcourse to finish for fun since it is my first one!

My dream (be prepared for a pretty inspiring video)



I know, I know.. This is a HUGE goal... and its a little over two months away, I am not entirely convinced I can do this (plus train for the St. George Marathon three weeks later), but I love challenges. I spoke to a mentor of sorts today who knows a bit of my running/swimming/cycling history and he thinks I can do this. I am still on the fence. I have plenty of running swimming background, but my cycling has not gone much beyond 30K, but if I start now, I should be able to build it up.

Anyway, I'm not saying I'm 100% sure, but I am still dreaming, obsessing, etc. We will see if its in my cards, but I need to make a descision quickly since this one is almost sold out. This is also close to where my Hubs grew up (40 minutes), and it is one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario, so it would be a very special place to become a 70.3 IronWOMAN!!

Anyway, thoughts would be appreciated, especially by you triathletes!

Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm know I said it in my email to you yesterday, but you're amazing. I definitely think 70.3 is something that'll happen soon for you. Go get it! :D Good luck this weekend, can't wait to hear about it!

HEATHER said...

Ironman videos always get me choked up and make me want to go out and buy a bike and swimming lessons RIGHT NOW!! Good luck on your sprint this weekend!

Jess said...

I think you can do it! You're up to the challenge.

cami said...

Good luck and have fun this weekend! :)

Carly said...

Go for it! I think you are ready for the challenge.

Lily on the Road said...

You are so ready for a Half Iron! And you've got lots of time to work on your swim and bike!

It has been on my sideboard for almost a year and I was getting ready for it, but enough about me! LOL.

Have a blast on the sprint...you'll have sooo much fun. Have someone take lots of pictures!

Amanda said...

Wow, that's an amazing goal. Go for it! I honestly wouldn't have known about Canada Day if not for the blogosphere...sad but true...it's so neat all the things you can learn!

RunningLaur said...

Oh Marci, you really are an addict! You do so well at everything you do, I know you'll have a great time this weekend! Good luck!

Marlene said...

Congrats on your 5-miler!

A half iron!!!!!!! That's incredible. I think you have the heart to finish it.

MCM Mama said...

You go girl!! What an awesome goal! Hope your sprint tri goes well for you.

lindsay said...

good luck this weekend!!

south carolina always has brainiacs representing them. i am allowed to say that because technically that's where i live :)

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Just wanted to send you a note to say that I will be running St. George too. Sounds like you have a crazy summer/fall ahead. Good Luck!

Runner Leana said...

Marci, I think you could definitely do it too! If you are comfortable with your swimming the big thing will be to build the bike volume. You can definitely build from 30K to 90K over the next bit. The tricky thing may be marathon training in the process. I am not sure if that is an A race for you...but you may want to dial back the distance of some of your long runs to compensate for a bigger bike volume.

Check out Beginner Triathlete for some training plan ideas.

Good luck!

Lily on the Road said...

I'm still chuckling about the woman celebrating her 60th by doing the Half Iron...OMG, that will be ME!

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