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Friday Faves-Race Planning Edition

on January 27, 2017

Happy Friday! Bam and it’s the weekend! Pretty excited over here. It has been pretty cold the past few days so we are looking forward to a bit of warmer weather over here (when you consider 18 degrees to be warmer!). Colder weather has meant some trainer riding this week and sneaking in a 3 mile run while Brooke was rocking ski school on Wednesday. Managed a 7 mile snow run last weekend and am hoping to work on building so more distance this weekend (if it isnt too freezing).  I think we need a treadmill in the basement 😉

A couple of pics from the week..

Since it is January and pretty much the best time to start thinking about warm weather (I think it may show up in May) I want to chat about some races that I have my eyes on for the season.

Steamboat Marathon

The Steamboat Springs Marathon (and half) course happens to be on the road that has the turn off for my house! I drive the road into town and it is GORGEOUS. My sister is toying with the idea of making the trip out from California to do the full and I said that I would do it with her if she does! It is a course with a lot of rolling hills and is a net down hill. It will be my second marathon ever and first post-kiddo. I have started logging some miles and look forward to this beautiful event! It happens to be the first weekend of June, so there will be a lot of snow training leading up to this one!

Tri the Boat

I have never done a triathlon. Ever. And am a little nervous about this one. Not 100% sure that I will get to do it this year, but since I will be running and cycling, why not add a little swimming to the mix? Another beautiful course. It is also in June, so we will have to see what training is like. Maybe the sprint distance to start off? Tri people…advice? Learning to actually go somewhere while swimming may be the first step?!

Steamboat Stinger/Queen Bee

Steamboat Stinger

Okay, this is kind of the big one. Last year I did the Stinger as a team with my sister in law. This year, I am thinking about going absolutely crazy and doing something called the Queen Bee. This entails riding the 50 mile mountain bike race on Saturday and then doing the trail marathon on Sunday. Sound extreme??  This will be the craziest thing that I have ever taken on…but since I am training for a marathon already and dont know when I will again (it is hard!) I figured I might as well check this off a bucket list! I am waiting to sign up for a bit as I want to see how my body responds to some of the training. It could happen though! Bust out the foam roller and hot tub recovery! (This is in August so I have a bit more time outdoors to train for this!).

The rest of the year will include cyclocross races, not sure which ones…but we cant stop the ‘cross! I wont start thinking about those until the fall 😉

Any big race plans this year?? Bucket list events??

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