After the marathon, I took a long time to commit to any races. I knew I was sort of burnt out, and I didnâ€™t know when the motivation would come back.
Thereâ€™s FINALLY a hint of spring in the air (I ran this afternoon with my coworkers and it was AMAZING), and Iâ€™m looking forward to going back to more workouts with purpose and finding new ways to have some shweaty fun.
As you know, D.C. races are always special to me, after living there for seven years, leaving and changing my life. I donâ€™t even know if I knew this was a thing when I lived there, but since I started running, Iâ€™ve always wanted to run it but usually had too packed a spring half schedule. This year, some friends and I applied as a team and got in! Big Apple Eats the Capitol. Weâ€™re coming for you. My allergies will likely be a hot mess around the cherry blossoms, but it should still be fun.
This race is hard as hell. Two loops of Central Park? Yikes. This will be the fourth time Iâ€™ve run it, and I have zero goals for it other than to finish and have fun.
A whole bunch of my coworkers signed up for this one as their first half, and I cannot WAIT to give them hugs and high fives after they cross the finish line. I will not eat pizza the night before, so hopefully I will have a better race than last year.
I had so much fun at the Runnerâ€™s World Half in October, and Iâ€™m so excited they invited me back again to play. Iâ€™ll have coupon codes for you soon, if you want to come play, too.Â
This triathlon going well last year is what set the stage to start thinking about the next race Iâ€™ll talk about. I had a really fun time doing it last year, and I might have done some more tris if I hadnâ€™t been training to break 4 hours in the marathon.Â
Andâ€¦this! My first half-Ironman.Â I have always been really intrigued by bloggers whoâ€™ve written about Ironman training. Iâ€™m sure I could do an Ironman if I wanted to, but that is an insane time commitment. This is only half as insane, right? In all seriousness, I think itâ€™s a good goal that will be challenging but still attainable. The Ironman PR team was kind enough to give me a free bib, and theyâ€™re hooking up a team of media athletes with lots of training assistance, which youâ€™ll definitely hear more about. Talking to Kimra about her experienceÂ made me believe this was possible. It will take a lot of work, but I plan on having lots of fun, too.
So, I guess itâ€™s finally time to get clipless pedals.
* denotes a free race entry in exchange for blogging about it.
Et toi? What races are you competing in this year? (What is the correct verb for tris? Running? Competing?)