Update – I am still around (IMAZ Race Goals)

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Long time no blog. Mostly, I haven’t felt I have had anything important or new to say. Training is actually going well. I have been heads down plugging away at it. The run and swim are going well. The bike is the bike (still not my favorite).

I have made some decisions about next year and I plan to take a big step back from triathlon in 2019. I really do think I am physically capable of eventually earning a slot to Kona. But, I do not have the time or resources to make it happen right now so I am gonna give myself a break from obsessing over the goal. Next year my focus will be on having the best Boston Marathon I can and possibly a big cycling adventure in September

Here are a few pics of what I have been up to for the last couple months.

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I took 4th at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with my local tri team! YAY!!!

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Lots and lots of time was spent running. And I loved every minute of it!

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Just keep swimming… and I did!

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Racing with my eldest in a relay was super fun. Totally his idea to do this again. How can I say no to that?

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Oh… my… gourd! I will get another year as a Coeur Sports Ambassador! This teams means the world to me and I am so lucky to be apart of it!

Up next for me is Ironman Arizona! This will be my 3rd time on this course.  I went into the training for this race behind where I wanted to be fitness wise. Thanks to my coach I have gotten to a level I feel really good about. This is my last shot at the full distance for a while so I really do plan on leaving it all out there. Here are my race goals…

  • A Goal: Top 10 in AG, 10:45 overall time, 5:45 bike. I think I can do this. The bike is always the biggest unknown for me and I need to stayed engaged and not get lazy on the bike. I feel very confident about my swim and run and I have a good race day plan.
  • B Goal: 10:46-10:59 overall time. I just would like to match my race of 2016.
  • C Goal: Race the best I can and have fun (I am guaranteed this one!)
  • A+++++ Goal: snag a spot to Kona. This race is very competitive and while I have done well in here in the past, the bar is very high to snag that slot. That being said, I am going to give this race everything I can. Everything.

Only hiccup I have had in my training has been over the last two days. My hometown of Thousand Oaks has been hit with some pretty bad wildfires so I have been unable to train for a couple days. The air quality is too dangerous and NOT worth the risk. I would rather go into the race extra rested rather than sick. It is the right decision but still hard to not do any training.

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We live at the tip of the yellow arrow. The purple is where the fire burned. The yellow circle was a voluntary evacuation zone. The red was mandatory.

This video was shot out of our house. We were very very lucky.

2 comments

  1. Great to read a blog from you. I hope you are safe. We are seeing the news reports about the wild fires and also the awful shooting recently. Good to see you feeling so positive. Good luck in Arizona

  2. I’m so glad you are safe and the winds have shifted away from your location!! I will definitely be cheering you on next week!! Stay strong, confident and focused!! xoxo

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