Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm SO doing a triathlon

Although I've been saying I'm going to do one this Spring for a couple of weeks now, today I'm making it 100% official.

In addition to doing the Triple Crown of Running again, and the miniMarathon, I'm going to do my first Sprint triathlon.

Here's the current schedule:

March 3rd - Anthem 5K
March 17th - Rodes City Run (10K)
March 31st - Papa John's 10 Miler
April 15th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #4 (400 yard swim, 16 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)

April 28th - miniMarathon (13.1 miles)

Why?  Well, yes, Jennifer is definitely rubbing off on me.  Some of you probably already know she's doing a half-IRONMAN this June.  If that weren't crazy enough as is, here's her current schedule:

January 29th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #1 (1.9 mile run, 6 mile bike, 400 yard swim)
February 19th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2 (3.1 mile run, 12 mile bike, 400 yard swim)
March 3rd - Anthem 5K
March 17th - Rodes City Run (10K)
March 25th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #3 (400 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)
March 31st - Papa John's 10 Miler
April 15th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #4 (400 yard swim, 16 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)
April 28th - miniMarathon (13.1 miles)
June 10th - Grand Rapids Half Ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run)

In addition to all of that, she's training with Team in Training again for the half-Ironman, so she's also going to be raising a lot of money for cancer research.

So yeah, I'm definitely trying to keep up with her, but the sport alone definitely rubs off on you.  It amazes me what our bodies are capable of; we just have to push ourselves.

What really sent me over the edge was a book I started reading last night.  It's called You Are an Ironman.  If you have any interest in racing at all, this book will get to you.  Seriously, read the intro and I bet you'll be hooked.  I just hope that I can catch up to Jennifer so we can do our first Ironman together...

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! Seeing that schedule posted just scared the crap out of me for some reason!

    I am so excited to race together again! You're going to rock it. :)

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