Monday, February 16, 2009

Frigid 5

I just realized that it has been a while since I updated this thing. Not a whole lot going on around here, just the same old going to work, run, sleep, eat...

I did do a 5 mile race this Sat up in Edmond called the Frigid 5. All week it had been wonderful, temps in the 60's, lows in the 40's overnight. Then Friday night came and a nice cold front moved in. Woke up Sat morning and it was about 25 and windy. Great. I got to the race picked up my packet and started wish I had worn long pants. It wasn't real bad though since the crowd of runners started gathering around and blocked the wind. Before I knew it the gun when off and we were running. The race itself was pretty uneventful. I had hoped to break 40 minutes, and I finished at 38:55 and outkicked a guy that tried to sprint down and pass me in the last few meters. Ha. Overall I finished 94th overall out of ~950, so I am real pleased with that.

The other running thing I am working on is the 100 runs in 100 days challenge. I am at 61 days and have 55 runs in. I should be able to make those missing runs up and get back on track.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Upcoming Season

I thought I would take a few minutes and put down the races I plan on doing, so I am a little accountable.

Feb 7 - Dan Man run. This is a free trail run that you can do laps until 50 miles or until you want to quit. This is a maybe and I would do two laps for 13.1 miles.

Feb 14 - Frigid Five. This is a 5 mile race that is right around the corner from me so I pretty much have to do it.

Feb 21 - Sooner State Games. Another maybe race and another trail run. I would do the 10k. If I don't do Dan Man, I'll do this one and vise versa.

Mar 28 - March in Okarche Du. 5k run, 14 mile bike, 5k run. This will officially kick off my season.

April 4 - Lone Star Triathlon. If my sister signs up for this, I'll be headed down to Galveston to do the sprint race, 500m swim, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run. If I do this I will probably stay around Houston and go to Astros opening day.

April 26 - OKC Memorial Half Marathon. I am just doing the half this year just because I want to focus on more of the multi sport and not just running this year.

May 17 - Boathouse Olympic distance tri. 1500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run. 50% I am doing this one.

May 30/31 - Route 66 Sprint and Olympic Tri. Not sure which one I am doing, I may end up doing both who knows...

June 27 - Warsaw Sprint tri in Indiana. If we head up to Ohio this summer, I'll probably stop by here again.

July 11/12 - Draper Lake Duathlons. The 11th is an off road duathlon and 12th is an on road. I had a lot of fun last year doing the off road, so I'll probably do them both again.

Aug 16 - Hillapalooza Tri. Another course that is close to home, so I have to do it. 1500 m swim, 40k bike, 10k run.

Sept 19 - Redman Half ironman. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. This is the race that all the others will be building up to.

Oct 17 - Fall Classic Duathlon. Last multisport race of the year. Short 2mile run, 12 mile bike, 2 mile run.

I will probably end up doing the Tulsa half marathon in the fall, but we will see then. Looking at this I am going to be pretty busy.