I WON! I WON!! No seriously I actually won something, what a shock. I read about Mandy’s contest for GU products but thought since I’m Canadian I wouldn’t be able to enter. Mandy is not prejudice against her northern neighbours and encouraged me to enter so I did and can you believe it, I won! I won!!
Mandy can now be an honorary Canadian. When are you coming by Ontario for visit Mandy? Come do a race next year!!! Seriously you are more than welcome, I’ll even make sure I’m stocked up with the yummy delicious mint chocolate GU and I’m betting we could give the kegerator a go, but let's pass on the beer bong.
My race is coming up this weekend and I can’t even think about it without throwing up a little in my mouth. Life has been just that, life and I’ve trained as much as I could and made some decent progress and gains but it also seems to be a lot about ‘the day’ as much as prep. I am scheduling a tattoo after the race, post nap, later in the afternoon. Nothing big, a saying that I read somewhere (maybe even on this blog) that meant a lot to me, that I have had translated to Finnish (for reasons that are far to boring to get into here). It’s my victory prize no matter how I do in the race, I just have to show up at the start line it doesn’t matter what happens after that.
Coach Nancy and I have been talking about some future goals to coincide with my recent stupidity and next year is already shaping up to be interesting. I am going to train for a 5km (or 10km) race in November to end out this season, I need some SERIOUS work on my running so I will focus on this during the off season as well. I've signed up for Nancy's running clinic and her weekly tri clinic to keep me busy and she's already sent me my program for September.
2011 racing season:
Early season half marathon
May – Brian Smith charity ride, 140km
June – sprint tri
Sept – Olympic distance tri
There’s also the ‘@PedalmanTO 2011’ 160km ride and I may be doing a 75km ride in there as well with him and @thechefupstairs and a few other riders. I need to map this all out with Nancy to see how to spread it out so I can do them all.
And of course all of this work is preparing for a half iron in 2012 with @PedalmanTO, I'll be doing the half and he WILL be doing the full Ironman at the same race.
That's all I got