Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's Next?

After taking one full season off of structured training and racing, I was itching to get back into a steady routine and take a second try at Ironman. All I needed was to find some solid training buddies to keep me honest and push me throughout the year. Luckily I had two eager volunteers who jumped on board and we all signed up for Ironman Coeur d'Alene.

Once again, Mark agreed to set us up with a solid training plan and off we went. Diane is a first time Ironwoman who is an awesome cyclist and one of the toughest girls I know. She is always up for anything and keeps us entertained on an daily basis. For Steph and I, this will be our 2nd go at the Ironman distance, but our first time racing together. Steph and I have trained together for the past couple of years and you won't find a harder worker or a more enthusiastic training partner.

Who wouldn't want to try with these chicks?!
(Diane, Steph and I - preride coffee at Bean Around the World)
 We have been training consistently for the past 8 weeks and so far everything is going great. We have been focusing on getting strong and fit, without too much intensity at this point of the season. I am still in the process of confirming my race schedule up until IMCdA, but I think it will look something like this:
  • November 20 - Fall Classic 10k, Vancouver - 42:05 (2nd in AG)
  • December 26-31 - Training Camp, Vancouver
  • February 12 - First Half Marathon, Vancouver
  • March - Training Camp and Olympic distance race - TBC
  • May 27 - Shawnigan Lake Half Iron, Victoria
  • June 24 - Ironman Coeur d'Alene
Stay turned for more updates for from Team SDS (Steph, Diane and Susie)!

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