Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spectating a 70.3

Today I was a spectator to the Ironman Syracuse 70.3. Again, Its amazing to just watch the energy the athletes feed off when you cheer them on. Ok some were snobby and didn't care or acknowledge you were cheering them on which is total BS. Maybe they were just in there own box and couldn't come out to say thank you to all the cheering fans.

We got to the Event pretty early and got to see the Pros start on their bikes. What an amazing thing to watch. Its amazing that they too mess up at mounting their bikes!! See we aren't perfect! Our tri club set up an amazing tent right out of transition so we got to watch all the runners go by and come back in. Got some amazing pics of the pros and fast age groupers!! Pics to come!

I guess being a spectator isn't all that bad when you have to be sidelined for a good reason!!! I cannot wait to get back to triathlon racing!! I am still biking and swimming at least 2 days per week, Running 3. So its still there just alot slower than I want to be at this point!

25 weeks and counting!! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

7.77 Miles at 13 weeks

Call me crazy but this is exactly what I did yesterday. I marked my milestone of getting to the second trimester by running the 7@7 endurance race held at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY.  Its a challenging Trail run consisting of Trail, Gravel, grass. If I would've known the elevation profile of this race prior, I probably wouldn't have done it!

I was already signed up to do this race prior to me finding out I was pregnant. I was going back and forth in my head if I wanted to do it because the forecast said it was going to be hot, its a trail run, which is definately harder than road running. I woke up Race morning at 6 and debated, then finally made up my mind to do it and took off from the house at 6:30, getting there 5 min before the start of the race. I ate on the way there to the race, nothing big, just enough to settle my stomach, fruit and toast.

we started on the sandy beach, ran around the boat house and into the trails. From then on it was all about keeping my heart rate under control. It was harder than I thought it was going to be. For some strange reason my heart rate was all over the place, even though I was not panting and having a conversation with a girl that I ran most of the way with, only to have her leave me in the last quarter mile! Ha ha! thats ok, we stuck it out together and it was fun to talk with her.

There were some tough climbs, I had to walk them for fear I would slip or my heart rate would soar. Most of this was in a lonely field by the park. It was kind of boring and you really had to keep your mind active. There was nothing to see but fields, Black flies were all around you. Trail running is certainly way different than road running. I would have to say though, this course was well marked. I think there could've been some more water stops and maybe some offering gatorade/gels as it was hot and muggy out. I think there was only a total of 4 or 5 water stops. Thank goodness I brought my own!

I was tired by the end and ready to be done with the race. I had a huge blister starting on my Right heal as I wore my new trail shoes. I thought I had a twig or something caught in my shoe but when I stopped and looked it was actually a nice big blister forming.

My time was slow, I was the back of the packer, but hey I did it! 1:39:something

Me on the Left with Friends J and B

Entering into the trails~

The Heartbreak Hill

And another one I had to walk up

Beatutiful Scenery here in the park
The small Baby "bump"

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Paiges Butterfly Run- #3 on Syrathon

Yesterday I finished #3 Syrathon race for that medal I was talking about, Paige's Butterfly Run. Fighting Pediatric Cancer, Funding Hope is the runs mission. You can read all about the run here :

What I love about this race is it is very family oriented having a 5k, 3K run/walk and a Caterpillar crawl making it easy for you to bring your whole family to this race. Also, I love that the Taste of Syracuse is right after! The Taste of Syracuse is where you can taste test local restaurants, bakeries, etc. Have a drink (not me of course), smoothie, hear a band play. Its pretty neat. Like a little mini fair in downtown Syracuse.

I was involved with my work team this year for the Paige's Butterfly Run. Together our team raised $1800+ dollars going towards researching and funding Pediatric Cancer. There still is time to donate if you want to! Just click the link above! Any amount is appreciated and goes to fund something great.

I am now 12 weeks pregnant and there were no time goals just to finish the race and have fun doing it!!
It was a great day, the rain held off and there were 1531 racers, about half that in walkers and a bunch of kids enjoying themselves for the 40 meter dash!!

My friend and I did the run, then walked the 3K. I still managed a 33:36! I saw at the second mile my heart rate was getting a bit high so I needed to dial it down a notch. But, I still feel good and am going to keep going as long as my body cooperates with me!!

Hope you all are enjoying your training!! Next up Is Runapalooza in Syracuse on June 30th!!! :)