Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How far I've come...

It's been quite some time since I've written anything on here. In that time, I finished the C25k program, competed in a 5k race (in freezing temps @ at a much higher altitude!), mountain biked in Moab, UT, competed in 2 more Raid the Rock adventure races, went snowshoeing at Sequoia National Park, and competed in numerous bike races.

Currently, I'm training for the 2012 Little Rock Marathon. I figure that's as good of a goal as any - to do my first marathon at age 40! I've run longer and further than I ever have as a result of the training. My last long run of 8 miles was a couple of weeks ago but I did the whole thing without having to stop to walk with an average pace of about 9:15/mile. Raid the Rock is this Saturday, so once that's over, it's back to marathon training.

The other thing is that I competed in 3 races in 3 days this past weekend - an alleycat race, and 2 cyclocross races. All of them were fun and challenging in their own ways! I hope to do a race report for each one of those in the coming days/weeks.

Oh, and I almost forgot, my other new hobby is bike polo. I even acquired a singlespeed Motobecane cross bike to use as my polo bike.

And how could I forget fencing? I'm one of the coaches for the Central Arkansas Fencing Club too.

And Jen is currently bike shopping for a bike of her very own! With any luck, we may get one this week!