Preliminary Race Schedule 2015

Black Cat 20 miler March 2015
Boston Marathon April 2015
JCC sprint tri May 2015
B2B bike race/ride June 2015

? Musselman July or Lowell Olympic
? challenge Maine olympic in august
sprint or half September

Friday, August 6, 2010

Feeling a bit blue...........

So as you know I'm almost two weeks post ironman and I'm a bit blue right now, a bit confused at what to do and need a bit of refocusing. Coachie and I have been discussing a lot of things lately especially about rebuilding my confidence on the run front. The only thing I have scheduled right now is a sprint triathlon ( The Pumpkinman) which I am really looking forward to, however, I do have to say I really want to do, Syracuse 70.3. The only glitch in this plan is that we usually vacation for two weeks in August and I wouldn't have access to my bike and would need to use a spin bike and don't know whether or not that would be suitable to rebuild some threshold work to carry me into a mid september 1/2. I'm working on coachie on this one so we'll see. Its hard to end my season with IMLP given that prior to that race my season was pretty good.

What we are really working on is a potential marathon this fall and working on some 5ks and 10ks to help get some turnover going and building up some speed and confidence. The two marathons I was looking at are the GMAA/vermont marathon on october 17th, it costs only $23 dollars but its run like the Boston Marathon, top notch, lots of support but its a mom and pop shop event and a Boston qualifier to boot. Coachie thinks this may be a bit soon 9 1/2 weeks to really perform, so I'm not sure about this one. Or, I could do the StoneCat marathon in Ipswich on November 7th , however its a trail marathon and I don't know if this is a good marathon for me to do, it certainly won't be super fast given the single track and the fact I;ve never run trails and would need to start, so its a bit up in the air. These two marathons are the only ones this fall that fit into our very busy family schedule of sporting events and holidays/school, etc....

Anyway, my swim is doing really well right now ( just what I need right) all I need to do is swim 1/2 mile in the sprint so does it really matter that my swim is getting faster? Anyhoo, I just like being in the water, as I have said before I may not be the fastest woman out there but I'm very comfortable in the water and I feel happy when I"m out there, it makes me smile.

Tomorrow I have a bike and a t run ( I'm going to swim with some friends in the morning too, yeah), then maybe go to the beach with the kids. Sunday I have a 9 mile run ( yeah) a slight build in the pace but nothing too hard yet.

I'll keep you guys posted on how the running is going and if I can convince coachie to let me do one more triathlon before the end of the season...


  1. Im race announcing the Pumpkinman sprint! We have to meet!

  2. I say get back on the wagon! Your IM training will carry you to Syracuse, won't it? (I'm hoping this is true since I'm doing Timberman and I haven't done more than ... well let's just say I haven't been doing much... :)
    How about BAYSTATE???? I am doing Baystate...Hartford is also a good one. Nice and FLAT. Feel better, Donna!

  3. baystate is closed out, I looked at that one, I'll check Hartford, and thanks. I wish I could do Timberman but I'm always away when that happens. YOur going to kick some ass, good luck.

  4. I'll be at Pumpkinman Sprint, too! We haven't met, but you've beaten me in a couple races already this year :) Feel better-I actually suspect the mental "break" from some vacation will do a lot for your racing.

  5. There is a waitlist for Baystate. Get on it, many people end up switching to the half. I am doing Baystate (second time, I've got my PR there), too.