Monday, August 31, 2009

Logs, Rocks, and Steel

Hello everyone,  Happy Monday/Last day of August!!

Its also less than two weeks until Muskoka 70.3,  my FIRST half iron.....


I am excited, but nervous as well. What better way to quelsh some nerves than to oh, sign up for a race?!!

Its a fun race, an adventure race. Labour day weekend we are going to a friend's cottage with running friends, and participating in teams of two in an event called Logs, Rocks and Steel.

We are doing the short course, which entails
-a 4Km paddle (Hubs swears he knows how to steer a canoe)
-a 15Km trail bike
-5Km singletrack trail run

My teammate is Hubs, and our team name is "The Marathon Maniacs". Groan. I know, not very original, but look, we already have our shirts!!!

It should be fun,  my first ever adventure "race".  I say race,  but we are just doing it for fun. I don't want any twisted ankles or bruises before my half iron the following weekend.
I also went for a half wonderful long 90K bike yesterday. I say half wonderful, because on the way out I felt strong, terrific, and averaged about a 31.5kph pace! Then one the turn around, we met the wind I hadn't realized was at my back during the way out. Ofcourse it was drizzling rain and I struggled the entire 25 miles or 45K back. I never mind wind that much while running, but wow, it can really change the outcome on the bike, we averaged about 22kph on the way back, and by the end of the bike I was screaming to myself (and sometimes outloud) "Get me the fffity f%** off of this bike!!" :)  I was also freezing, it took the entire day and a 45 minute shower to warm up!  But I'm better now. Tomorrow I am riding the Muskoka 94K route for the last time before the race, and it will also be my last long ride. I hope there is no wind!

Hope you are having a good Monday, thanks for reading!


Lily on the Road said...

and a Happy Last August Monday to you too!

You should be starting taper soon, so your Log, Rocks and Steel should be a really fun run.

Yesterday was one crazy day with wind, rain, sun and humidity and not necessarily in that order. I got caught out on the bike too, and just like you I was freezing and today I feel like I have a cold.

Have fun, keep us will BE AMAZING!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Hey, I'm never first...LOL

Denise said...

I can't believe August is over! Where has this summer gone? The adventure race sounds so fun. I'm dying to do one of those. Have fun! Don't get hurt!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

The adventure race sounds like fun. Then the 70.3 shortly thereafter. Busy busy!

Stephanie said...

Good luck with the canoe driving! Too funny. That's more adventure than I care to have.

teacherwoman said...

Two weeks, wahoo! :)

RunningLaur said...

You've been working hard! Have fun at the race!

MCM Mama said...

Have a great time at that race! That sounds like a ton of fun.

Jo Lynn said...

That adventure race sounds so fun, especially with your husband. I wish I could get my husband to do something like that with me. I want to try paddling also. Heck, I want to try everything! I love the idea of doing anything outside. Good luck! Have fun and take pics. ;)

joyRuN said...

That race sounds like it should be a blast!!

Good job on the ride - drizzly cold = ugh!

Stephanie Nichole said...

Yay Maniacs!!!!! Woohoo. good luck

Anonymous said...

Wind doesn't bother me thta much runner, but like you what a difference on the bike. Two more weeks. You are ready. Have lots of fun this weekend, sounds like a great race.

Marlene said...

Oooh, that race sounds fun! I like the team name. :) Definitely be cautious out there!

Enjoy the ride today - here's hoping for NO WIND!

bill carter said...

Hi Marci

Great luck to you on the 1/2 ironman (woman). I give you all the credit in the world for even trying such a thing.

I am actually doing the Toronto Waterfront which I have done twice before. It is a great course with excellent organization. And I am totally excited to run in Ks again as they do seem to go just a bit faster.

Best of luck with your race!

Jess said...

That sounds like a fun race, and good luck to hubs steering the canoe!

Lacey Nicole said...

!!!!! i hate being so cold i can't warm up. and lol "groan- " over the team name. hahahaa. the shirts are rockin' tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 weeks is gonna fly by......! (!!) :) good luck on your adventure race, too!!! you never cease to amaze me... lol.

Heather said...

The adventure race sounds really fun! Hope you have a great time. Looking forward to hearing about that 70.3 too . . . you are going to do awesome!

Ali said...

Busy couple of weeks. I would love to do an adventure race .. I think ... I'll wait to hear about yours!

Love your Marathon Maniacs shirts they are awesome.

lindsay said...

wow 90k on the bike sounds foreverrr long :)

the adventure race sounds fun! i've heard of a few of them recently and they seem like a lot of fun (and a lot of work!) since i never use my other muscles i'm sure i'd be super sore after. have a great time!

X-Country2 said...

I'm so jealous of your half IM coming up. You're going to do great.

Good luck with that adventure race!

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