70.3 Training - Despite my early hesitations about the swim portion of my half Ironman training, things have been far from a total fail. Sure, I really don't know anything about the sport (including that you should be fitted for goggles, who knew?), but I am finishing my workouts, swimming only freestyle (huge, since I swam breaststroke in all of my previous triathlons) and on Saturday, I have my longest swim to date - 1300 meters. And in case you didn't know, that's like a super big deal.
Looking Ahead - I've made it clear that Ironman 70.3 Texas is my #1 goal for 2012. But the thing is, the race is on April 1st, leaving the last nine months of 2012 wide open. For some people, this might be an OK thing, but I don't really work well with a lack of structure. So, I am looking for suggestions (and don't say Ironman). How are you going to challenge yourself in 2012? What do you think I should attempt?
Tough Chik - As you probably know by now, I am part of Team Tough Chik for 2012 (registration is open for 9 more days if you want to join us). But, what few people know is that I am now working for Tough Chik as well. A few weeks back, I pitched the idea of putting together an East Coast expo schedule with myself as East Coast Event Manager (like that title? I've had no objections so I'm going with it.) Fortunately, Shannon, the original Tough Chik, had been considering expanding the company's reach and she agreed to my proposal.
Let me tell you, I could not be more excited. Our first event will be the Shamrock Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K in Virginia Beach in March. So, if you're racing it or are in the area, be sure to come and see us.