Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekly Ramblings - 1/17/2011

What a busy week!  It seemed like every night was something else that was on the schedule to add confusion to an already busy schedule.  I managed to log some miles on the bike and get a couple good swims in, but running was not happening this week.  It seems like every day I was going to run, something came up that pulled me away from it.  Ok so maybe some of it was me not wanting to run in negative temps, but some was due to scheduling.  Regardless they are all excuses.  Sure it was not the best workout week, but this week is a new week, a fresh slate, a world of opportunity!

It also seems that my nutrition went down the drain this week due to a "winter party" and a recognition event.  I still have a sweet tooth and the cupcakes were quite tasty!  Along with the busy schedule went less time to cook good meals at home... again... excuses.

No more about the negative, I am looking forward to this week, we have a week worth of meals planned and I even re-wrote my workout schedule and posted it at work so I can keep an eye on it.  It may get modified slightly since Saturday night we had our Africa reunion and shared pictures with others.  It came up that the St. Paul winter carnival is going on, and they have a Frozen Half Marathon next Saturday.  The crazy inside of me smiles, and I will probably be running it on fairly short notice.  I have not been training for this at all, but have had some longer runs.  I am more interested in doing the run to say I am slightly crazy for running a half marathon in the middle of January!

It is no secret that I signed up for a few Rev 3 events this year, so I have been thinking logistics of getting to and from races, where to stay, etc.  I hope to book flights tonight for my mom and wife to fly to Knoxville, and my dad and I will be driving!

After some closer analysis of my 2011 schedule, I have come up with the following (still in progress, but getting closer)

May 7 - Souixperman Sprint (Have some family who would do this with me, we will be in the area and missing the tri in Alexandria, MN that we did in '10)
May 15 - Rev3 Olympic Knoxville
June 5 - New Brighton Sprint
June 11/12 - MS150
June 26 - Waconia Triathlon (Possibly)
July 17 - Annandale Triathlon (Schedule calls for a sprint tri this weekend)
July 23 - Warrior Dash - Minnesota
August 7 - Camp Courageous Tri (Near my home town)
August 14 - (Schedule calls for an Olympic, nothing around)
August 21 - Lake Marion Triathlon - Olympic
September 11 - Rev3 Half Cedar Point

I am debating if  Aug 7 sprint and 14th Olympic will be alright, sure it doesn't match up exactly with the schedule, but I think it will work in nicely.  I will not be focusing on many of the smaller races being "A" races, but just judges of where I am at overall.

My main races are Knoxville and Cedar Point.  Sure I would like to see a good finish at New Brighton as this is where I started racing and it is a pretty fast course!

The good thing is today, Monday Jan 24, 2011, my 16 week plan kicks off for Knoxville.  I have a plan and plan on sticking to it.  This includes a better approach to nutrition all around.  Only an occasional sweet treat, greasy burger, or choice beverage.

I forget if I have ever mentioned... oh wait yes I have... but will again.  This team is AWESOME!!  The people have so much knowledge it is amazing.  From nutrition and recipe tips, to motivation and great stories, they have it all.  As part of giving back to the team, I would like to continue something we have been doing.  Every Monday when this post comes out, I will have a random blog selected, actually two.  Make it a point to visit their blog, look around a bit, read the posts, and most importantly leave a comment!!! I cannot think of many people who do not love to log in and see all the new comments.  It surely brightens my day!

It is now official, SBR Sports, makers of Tri Swim, Tri Slide, and Foggle has signed on with Team Trakkers again for 2011.  This is another company I have no personal connection with in the past, so I look forward to becoming more familiar with their products.  If they are as good as everyone says, I am going to love them, and so will my scales from the chlorine! 

Take a moment to check out..... drum roll please.....

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Have a great week everyone!


Ryan January 24, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

Cupcakes get me every time. Sugary soul suckers!

Velma January 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM  

Sounds like you have a great week ahead. Did you mention if you have a coach? I am looking for a half plan for cedar point.

Kacie Darden January 24, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

Nice Updates! You will get to the running, I'm sure!

Andree January 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

everything will fall into place...consistency is key, but if something doesn't get done, let it go and move on. Your schedule looks busy!!

Colleen January 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

Looks like a great race schedule! Knoxville and CP are going to be a blast! :) And yay for awesome sponsors!

Caratunk Girl January 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

I love cupcakes...just little baby cakes. Tiny cupcakes are worst, because in my head, 4 of them equal a single cupcake...See you at CP!

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