01 September 2006

It's September!

That means only 4 more months until 2007. In November my training for Honu 70.3 starts in earnest. Wow!!! That's soon.

I just read a statistic that only 1% of the worlds population participate in triathlons. That puts me in a very exclusive club. I like that. I like to do things regular folks don't do. Of course, between the folks I hang out with and the blog world, it always surprises me when I run into someone who doesn't know what a triathlon is. To me it's so common everyone knows about it. Guess not!

I read about the team RaceAthlete.com is putting together for IMMOO 2007. At first I thought, wow, what a great opportunity. To get equipment and training just like a pro, I'm definitely going to try for that. But after more consideration I've decided not to go for it. I do intend to do an Ironman one day but I want to be ready, more in my head than body, and I'm just not there yet. I need to get more sprints and olys under my belt. I need to do a 70.3 and gain the confidence that I can do an Ironman. Next year is too soon for me. I'm also not in a position to put in all those training hours just yet. Soon I will be, but not yet. I know myself well enough to know that if I rush into this, I'll end up being discouraged and possibly never doing an Ironman. I have to have things right in my head first. But what an opportunity for some people. Maybe they will do it again and I can get in on the next round.

Swimming this morning. That small tweak in my stroke from Weds. has made a huge difference. I was doing 25 m in 19 strokes - woo hoo!!!! Apparently I filled up the memory in my watch because it didn't record all the laps. I did 2500 m in 1:18.

Lots to do today, better get to work.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you know yourself pretty well and that's a good thing. I'm going to try for the raceathlete position. You never know. If it is meant to be it will.

Nancy Toby said...

1% of the world's population? That means about 60 million people! I don't think so!!! Much fewer than that!!

And, um, why not begin your training in earnest NOW!? What's stopping you?? :-)

Nancy Toby said...
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Nancy Toby said...

Sorry, blogger made me stutter.

Lindsay Margenau said...


Wow it sounds like you life is so interesting now! Hopefully we can meet at the Shack in April when we come home. Maybe if my shins are better I will try to run with you the next day!


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