I really need to start blogging more. I have not been doing so hot. I keep putting it off because I have some much to talk about. I need to do it more and talk less. On to the fun stuff.
April brings my first race. I am doing the Woolmarket Biathlon on April 24. It is a 5k followed by an 11 mile bike race. They put on a series of 3 each summer and this is the first. I know this course very well. We used to live not far from where they put the race on. It actually gets pretty hilly towards the end. I am really looking forward to it. Not only am I racing but I am working backwards. I will run first then bike. I guess I won't need to hold anything back on the bike for the run and I am anxious to do so. My plan is to absolutely hurt myself on the bike. I have a hard problem with pushing myself on the bike and I am looking at this as a good hard training ride. I don't know why that is. I can really push myself running and swimming but I fall short on the bike. Part of the problem is most likely the distance involoved.
After April I race at least once a month through October. I love racing. It beats the heck out of training. Training blows. Not really but it isn't racing. Speaking of training I have been very happy with it. I have been getting in a good bit of workouts. I have even been getting up early and training. I cannot complain. I have also been seeing some progress. I am most happy with the run. My speeds are alot faster than last year. I guess this happens when you put in the time. Most of my faster speeds can be attributed to my weight loss. I have lost 29 pounds since September. Thank you Athlete's Eutrophia.
I have also started reading Chi Running again. I just wanted to fine tune my running form. I don't get caught up in all of the mind over matter mess. I just want to have a good running form. I want this form.