Regardless, thanks for the reminder :)
Hard to believe that half of 2011 is over, but its been quite the productive year and so far (knock on wood) an injury free year. So here is a quick recap of each month so far this year.
I guess the biggest things that got the year going were 2 things. #1: Started off with my coach, Eric Hodska. #2 I got to know my new coach by cleansing my body through his crazy cleanse diet.
|This was my breakfast for 2 weeks|
|This was my dinner for two weeks|
Compared to previous years, 2011 is actually a light racing year in terms of number of races. I am making it up by going looooooong. But my first race of the year was the NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler in Central Park. I PR'ed the distance by not meaning to PR it.
|You all made fun of me for wearing running pants!|
|I really do bring it upon myself.... ;)|
March meant sorta getting outdoors, even though my poor feet froze on my bike rides on the weekends.
It also meant learning how to make my own peanut butter.
And it also meant a 15K race in Central Park, which I PR'ed by a good 10 minutes.
|I wore tights this time to save the jokes for later.|
April brought out the beginning of Tri Season......in Texas. I did the Ironman Texas 70.3 in beautiful Galveston. I met the LEGENDARY Jeff @ Dangle the Carrot and his super lovely wife, Annie (she did her first sprint tri that weekend).
|I thought Jeff was 7 feet tall! Guess the internet adds 12 inches?|
Nothing on the racing front happened in May, but it was a great time to put my head down and get some uber consistent training time in, especially on the bike, without the interruptions of racing.
This meant I went to up Lake Placid for my first training camp and put some serious training in.
I may or may not have burned my arms to a crisp....
Time for triathlon #2! I did the Tri Ridgefield Sprint, my first sprint in two years. Despite training for long course, I wound up having the fastest race, and BEST race of my life!
Rounded out the month by attending training camp #2, this time with my coach. He beat the crap out of us all, but we gained huge amounts of confidence in abilities we didn't know existed.
Funny how the first half year is always the busiest part of the year, and things will fade out from here. I have almost 3 weeks until Placid, and then after that is the NYC Marathon in November (seems years away still...) and then thats it!
For you numbers nerds (like me), this is what I have racked up in 6 months:
Swimming: 191,594 yards
Biking: 2970.47 miles
Running: 795.59 miles
Don't expect me to double that! haha!