Well, I have a long overdue update. I’ll keep it short!
|5000m at North Central College|
April 27 SLIAC 1500m 2nd, Conference runner-up
May 4 NCCAA 5k 9th 15:38
May 5 Try-Tri 1st OA (my first OA win)
May 10 NCC 1500m 4:02
May 16-17 NCC 5k 15:42, 1500m 4:02
June 1 Tri-Shark 4th OA, 1st AG/1stnon-elite
SO…what has happened in the last six weeks?
|I missed scoring by 1 place at NCCAAs, but Dad still gave me a hug anyway!|
- Track ended. It has been a fun 13 years of competitive track!
*Thank you to all of those who have supported me through the many years. It has been great getting to know everybody. I was lucky to have some great coaches to help shape me into the runner I am today.
-Tri training has picked up…A LOT.
*Longer bike intervals. More intervals. Longer runs. Different types of runs.
--Weddings! I have 4-5 weddings of friends that I’ve gone to/will be going to this summer, and I am very excited. I love weddings, they are such a happy time.
|It is wedding season :) Looks like construction season too!|
-Geneva Group Ride. On Memorial Day we went up to Geneva to for a group ride, and it was nice to workout with guys my own age. I can’t remember the last time I had a group of guys my age to ride with…and of course breakfast with the group after didn’t hurt.
-12x400m. I was doing this at my local high school, and it just so happened to be jr high graduation the same night. I may or may not have started out a little too quick on some of the early 400s, so I was hurting toward the end. There was a group of probably 10 5th graders that came outside and started watching my workout, about 7 400m in. They decided they wanted to cheer me on. Well, on number 10 I was not feeling well at all, and after I finished I stated throwing up. Second time that has ever happened to me from a workout! Well, these kids loved it, and started cheering louder for me as I was losing my lunch than when I was running. I made some new fans that day!
|2 shots from run #2 @ Tri-Shark.|
Biggest Difference Between Track and Tri?
-More bike. Longer, harder intervals. More time on the bike. With running, I could usually just turn my brain off and run. I could feel pace pretty well, and sometimes I could just go through the motions and still get it done. Now, I have to make sure I am mentally ready going into every workout, and I really cannot turn my brain off…even on runs. Also, I am learning to still run well on tired legs. I was always scared to push the bike too hard during the track season, because I was afraid my legs would be gone for a track workout. Now, I can ride hard and I realize I am still fine to run.
|Look...I'm actually enjoying the bike!|
What Am I Most Excited For
-Everything! Training. Racing. It is a new challenge and I really think it is going to be fun!
|The sun was very rare to see for a few days!|
Rest of the Season?
-Rockford Olympic Tri June 15
-70.3 Racine July 21
-AG Nationals Aug 10
-70.3 Vegas Sept 8
-Rev3 Branson Sept 22
-70.3 Austin October 27
Song of the Week
(I’ll do two since I have missed like 6. Good logic, I know haha)
All Black Everything—Lupe Fiasco
Here Comes the Weekend--Pink