28 July 2006

It's Friday

and recovery week is over. I really pushed myself Sunday and I was sore and tired until yesterday. I had thought to swim this morning but sleep won out :)

Last night I began picking out the rest of my races for the season. I have a couple I just have to do and a couple that I've wanted to do for a few years. Unfortunately they are all grouped together. Here's what it looks like:

August 27: Rosie Wall 5k
Sept. 17: Na Wahine Sprint Tri
Sept 24: Century Ride
Oct 1: Windward 1/2 marathon
Oct. 8: Ko Olina Sprint Tri
End of Oct: Haleiwa Sprint Tri

The Rosie Wall 5k is just a fun run to raise money for charity. This will be viewed more like a training run.

Na Wahine is my nemesis. Last year I freaked in the swim and the race took me 2:08. Based on my Tinman performance I should be able to do: 500m swim: 12 minutes
12 mile bike: 40 minutes
5k run: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 22 minutes. I can totally do that if I train hard.

The Century Ride is something I've always wanted to do and this year I may be fit enough to do it.
The Windward 1/2 is one of my favorite races. It hasn't been held for the past 2 years so I have to do it to make sure it stays around.

Ko Olina is a fun tri that I've been dying to do.

Haleiwa is where it all began 2 years ago. It's a 450m swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run. I did it in 1:58. I should be able to do it in 1:20 based on predications for Na Wahine. I can totally smoke this race.

I'm still on the fence about the marathon. I think I'll wait a month or so and see how my training is going.

This weekend it organization time. I'm going to get my house cleaned and straightened up and ready for work. I'm also going to go shopping once my menu is planned out. I'm also going to finalize my workout schedule for the next 12 weeks. Lots to do this weekend because the serious work starts on Monday.


Kewl Nitrox said...

Looks like a fun race calendar.

How often do you declare a rest week? I have no idea when is an appropriate time. I usually go until my body tells me "time to rest".

Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

That looks like some serious racing. You'll be one confident athlete by the end of it all.

I usually plan one rest week a month. 3 weeks of building, one week of lower volume work.

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