Saturday, April 15, 2017
I am finally signed up all my races for the 2017 Marathon and Triathlon Season. Now I can really get into the business of training and being race ready.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Let's just say I had a very rough weekend. Alongside my training not going well, EVERYONE I know had success. One girl I know from the Women for Tri group on Facebook group ran a stellar marathon in Myrtle Beach and came in second overall for the girls. One of my good friends that used to swim with year round and in high school in the Dallas area got Rookie of the Year in her triathlon club. On the other hand, things went wrong and I completely gave up and bailed on a long run. It wasn't that I couldn't do it physically, but mentally I wasn't sure how to bounce back after my fall two weekends ago.
Posted by Marci at 4:04 AM
Saturday, March 4, 2017
That sums up today's long run. I wanted to run between 12 and 14 miles in preparation for the New Jersey Marathon on April 30th. Since my fall two weekends ago, I thought I had the strength physically and mentally to do the long run. I didn't. I ended up doing only 2 miles this morning. I'm NOT happy at all. I can only put it past me, regroup, and run Monday when it's a brand new week. Even with the flaws and setbacks in this training cycle for New Jersey, I am hoping to get under 5 hours. I'm trying not to put pressure on myself but for once I'd like to be proud of me and I want others to be proud of me.
Posted by Marci at 4:58 PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Since my clumsy yet graceful fall running on Saturday February 18, I am now back to running. Honestly, I was scared to try and run again. I was concerned that my fall caused an injury and that the New Jersey Marathon on April 30th would be erased from my race schedule for this year.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Been so many weeks since I have blogged last that I really need to right now. So much has been going on in my training that I want to share. I am going to start off by saying I'm proud of myself for what has happened since Saturday.
Posted by Marci at 5:47 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Today I swam in my first masters meet of 2017. I don't think I've ever had as much fun at a swim meet as I did today. I swam the 50 short course yards breaststroke, the 100 short course yards breaststroke, and the 200 short course yards butterfly. My swim were decent but not great. I haven't really swam the breaststroke events in quite a while. I was pleased with a 46.44 in the 50 breaststroke and a 1:40.64 in the 100 breaststroke. I knew I had a good breaststroke, but I didn't know I had speed in me. After swimming a 3:13.90 in the 200 butterfly, I give the distance a new found respect. My time in the fly was not as fast as it could have been but that's because I psyched myself out before. Because this was a yards meet I thought "it's a shorter pool and it'll be easier to swim". Boy was I wrong. I kept a consistent pace through the eight lengths, but it was tough. After I got out of the pool I actually felt a little sick. Unlike most meets where I get ribbons in all events, I only got a first place ribbon in the 200 butterfly. I was fourth in both breaststroke events. I can't complain because today I worked hard and swam hard and my results showed so I'm pleased.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Posted by Marci at 4:59 AM