Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Next Race Steps! (Blogger Ragnar, half marathons, and duathlons)
Besides modeling, I've been trying to figure out what the heck is next for me on the race side...
Honestly, I don't feel like ever racing again at the moment, but I know the bug will bite soon enough, so I gotta be ready!
So here's what's on the docket. Some other random stuff might show up too (like Houston 10 for Texas, Big Sur Marathon, and random winter 5ks).
1) LA Rock and Roll 13.1. October 30th.
Goals: Get a kickbutt pumpkin costume and run a 1:35.
I feel like a 1:35 sounds SO fast right now, just thinkin' about it!
Hey Margot...didn't you run a 1:33 at Fontana? Why wouldn't a 1:35 be achievable?
Uhhh that 1:33 was running down a mountain. Unfortunately I can't roll down the mountain for this one!
Anyways, I gotta get "training" for this bad boy! Long runs? Please suggest training plans that worked for you!
2) San Diego Duathlon. November 13th.
Goals: Finish. Don't get a flat! Try mah best! I think that means running not much higher than 7 minute miles and biking around 20 mph. Possibly overly ambitious goals?
Why: I'm to scared to do a tri so I duathlon is a good place to start!
3) RAGNAR ULTRA FREAKING BLOGGER ULTRA!
Can you tell which race I'm most excited about?
Here's why. My team rocks!
We've got Skinny Runner, Pam, Nicole The Haute Running Mama, Once Upon A Lime, ChaCha.
I really just blog to get friends who run :).
Plus, Hood To Coast was such a blast, this has gotta be too.
Each leg averages something like 35 miles a piece. I am definitely claiming one of the shorter ones! The race goes from LA to San Diego...hopefully we'll meet movie stars on the way!
But...running is not the biggest challenge. Naming our team is!
So help a sista out and help us think of a name for our Ultra Ragnar!
Any suggestions? Ahem, I think there's a Skinny Runner shirt for the winning idea AND I'll send ya some Gu!
Soooo...that's what I've got on the schedule so far...What's on your schedule?
What races are you most excited (or nervous) about doing?
Here's a Weekly Recap:
Thursday 2 mile beach run
Friday 6 mile "tempo" at 7:30 pace
Saturday 5 miles moderate
Sunday 9 miles easy
Monday 5 miles easy
Tuesday 4 miles easy, 2 at 6:40 pace
Wednesday 20 bike miles
32 running miles, 20 biking miles. Ok...I know I haven't upped mileage as I said I would, but I was on vacation! This week is for real ;-).