Friday, August 31, 2012
See the seasonal average? 85 would be a lot nicer than the mid nineties we have been having.
Regardless fall is my favorite season and sometimes it feel like we go straight from summer to winter, so I am going to start celebrating fall/harvest now. I also heard that Starbucks is bringing out their Pumpkin Spice Latte today (is that true?!?)
While I may still be wearing my summer clothes and sweating it out on my bike
my house will smell like pumpkin spice and I will be happily watching football while recovering.
What is your favorite season?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From her site:
Here are the rules:
To receive extra entries, you can invite others to join the Runnerd Photo-A-Day fun before it begins on Saturday. You will receive one extra entry for each place you post (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or your blog). That's up to 4 extra entries total. Be sure to let me know you shared the Runnerd Photo-a-Day love so you get the extra entries!
- Leave a comment letting me know you are going to participate.
- Post a photo that reflects the word of the day somehow. You can post on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. Your images should be running or training or health/fitness related.
- On Twitter, make sure you include the hashtag #runnerdphotoaday with each post.
- On Facebook, be sure to follow the Runnerd page and include @runnerds in the comment for your picture.
- On Instagram, become my friend (ihaverun) and include @ihaverun in your comment.
- You will receive one entry for each picture you post (up to 30 entry possibilities). I can only count the entry if it is linked back to me somehow, otherwise I won't know about it.
- I am ordering the Runnerd prizes this week. There will be at least five prize winners, selected by Random.org at the beginning of October. I will post the list of prizes once I know exactly what they are.
Be creative. We don't want everyone doing the same thing with their pics. If I absolutely love your pic and post it on my blog during the month, you'll get an extra entry.
And don't worry if you miss a day or don't start on day one. I want this to be fun!
And now for the list:
September 1 - timeSeptember 2 - sweatSeptember 3 - up
September 4 - inspire
I plan to participate, do you? I don't think I will be able to do it every day with a full time + job, grad school, training and presenting at my industries biggest annual conference.September 5 - kitchenSeptember 6 - funSeptember 7 - reflectionSeptember 8 - showSeptember 9 - readySeptember 10 - strongSeptember 11 - watchSeptember 12 - foodSeptember 13 - logoSeptember 14 - looking downSeptember 15 - bookSeptember 16 - friendSeptember 17 - runSeptember 18 - how you feelSeptember 19 - inSeptember 20 - technologySeptember 21 - circleSeptember 22 - firstSeptember 23 - growSeptember 24 - newSeptember 25 -wordSeptember 26 - redSeptember 27 - favoriteSeptember 28 - songSeptember 29 - personalitySeptember 30 - runnerd
Should we start with Runnerd??
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Exactly 13 months from today I will be toeing the line of Ironman Lake Tahoe
I am so excited for this race and to get back into Ironman shape. It's not time to start officially training yet but I have a general plan to get myself into the best possible shape in 13 months, plus a few mini goals along the way.
Month 13: Strength and speed focus, I think I have forgotten how to run other than the ironman shuffle - train for sub 2 hr half marathon
Month 12: Bike Base - Hopefully run a sub 2 half marathon (I am not terribly hopeful that this can happen this fall, if not I will try again in the spring)
Month 11: Run Base - 5k focus
Month 10: Swim Base - break 25 minute 5k
Month 9: Overall Base
Month 8: Build Capacity
Month 7: Build Capacity - try to break 2 hrs (again?) in a half marathon
Month 6: Build Capacity - Maybe run a marathon =)
Month 5: Build Capacity
Month 4: Build Capacity - Sub 7 hr half ironman(ish) distance at Pacific Crest, the bike is 62 miles long
Month 3: Peak
Month 2: Peak - Break 6:30 at Boulder 70.3
Month 1: Peak/Taper - Ironman Lake Tahoe - I would like to break 15 hrs, but will reassess closer to the race
I wanted to do three half ironman in preparation but between Pacific Crest and Boulder I don't think I can squeeze another one in. Anyone know good ones in late July and late August?
Have you ever started prepping for an event over a year out? I haven't before but when you have to sign up 15 months in advance it starts to seem more normal
Monday, August 13, 2012
How far out do you plan your races?