I can't believe I actually just signed up for a race... I mean... My HR was 5beats higher and :15/mile slower today cause it was an f'ing sauna out there... So what do I do when I get home?
I've had friends left and right trying to get me to sign up for races.... I just haven't been able to "commit" to anything. The "iffy" IT band.... The horendous heat in AZ. The thought of having to stuff my face every 2 hours and still not feeling full again. Wait, has that actually even stopped? Hmmm
But low and behold, leave it to an email stating "Hurry up! Prices increase Aug 3rd!" Sure enough I'm a sucker for a "deal" so to speak and hate paying full price or MORE for that matter so I went ahead and did it.
It was my first half Ironman in 2005. It was my 2nd race post IT surgery. It was a big deal to me. I surprised myself by finishing about 25mins ahead of what I thought I could do.
As much as I hate the course - I'm excited for the bike. The last time I raced it I did 2:57 - 19mph. I barely knew what I was doing then... I'm going to focus on the bike and run quite a bit less this time to spare my IT band. Let's see what Mini-Me can do!!!
Anyone else joining me? I hear someone else is interested!!! P.S. I just saw a SW special on flights from your home town to mine!!