Tuesday, June 29, 2010

flirting with disaster?

So those of you who know me well... you know I'm not a sprinter... I'm not "fast twitch" inclined. When it comes to my approach to sports, I live for LSD (no, no.... nothing illegal... LONG, SLOW DISTANCE) And for quite some time now, I've had this recurring dream (literally, at night... sleeping...a dream) about doing an ultra marathon. And after a lot of thought, I've decided that doing one is going to be my next endeavor for next year.

So I'm sitting here looking at http://www.ultramarathonrunning.com/races/usa.html#CA and wondering... which one will I do? Definitely not a 100 miler... maybe a 50 miler... but I'm thinking that starting with 50k might be the most intelligent choice of the three. I wonder if there are any NOT on that list that might be worth doing. I don't see Oriflamme on there... http://www.ar50mile.com/ sounds like fun, but it's up in Sacramento and in April... though the benefits to that would be that it's a bit cooler... though I think I'm looking for something in the Fall of 2011...

Now this is all just thoughts in my head for right now... I just think it's funny that Jax goal is to BQ next year (because she's fast) and I just want to go long and slow... (well... because I'm not fast) -- but she's definitely more of a sprinter (and more of an athlete) than I will ever be. (Maybe if I were to lose the boobs... I'd be a faster runner... HAHA!!)

In any case... I always need to have a new goal, a new plan... This half ironman training has been awesome - I just now know that I'm going to have to wait until the kids are a bit older to really even start considering doing a full ironman. Jax and I said by 2018... so I guess we'll see what happens in the future. But it's nice to be excited about the future...and finding new limits to push, new goals to achieve...

For now, I'm going to enjoy my training, my family, my friends... and see what I'm truly made out of. I woke up this morning a bit sore from class but with a renewed focus and love for all of this craziness.

...Barb's Race (1/2 Iron) ; Malibu (Oly) and then... La Piece de La Resistance... the RnR Half... where I hope to go sub-2 hours ... which would mean crushing my recently achieved PR by 12 minutes... Can I do it??? I'm sure as hell going to try.

Can't wait for this weekend - lots of miles and fun to be shared along the pavement and on the trails with some of my best friends... and lots of time to be spent with the family.

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