Saturday, April 03, 2010

Girls ride and just a short run RR

Wow ~I have really been sucking at this whole blogging thing. I can tell my move and finals are even closer. Anyway here is a quick recap of the week:

Last Saturday was Just a Short run in Pittsburgh. Since NOLA 70.3 is so close, I opted for the 5k instead my planned half marathon. I really didn't want to miss a long ride and it just wouldn't have been smart to race a half marathon this close to my taper. Kim decided to join me last minute and switched from the half as well. We took 1-2 overall :) And thankfully they were awarded cash to overall winners! yay! (it paid for my post-race nutrition lol)


It was quick and painful but we got it done! I was not terribly pleased with my time but who cares right? It was just a 5k. Not so meaningful in the grand scheme of things. To prolong the torture, I had a 3 hour girl's ride planned afterward. Can't say it was the smartest idea but I survived. Thanx to 3 other awesome triathlete girlfriends whom I'm going to miss terribly in a few weeks :(

It was oddly cold that day and my booties were packed away. To compliment my 3 layers of pants, I ended up using some sexy-purple wool sox with holes cut in the bottom instead-compliments of Jocelyn. So hot....
Luckily, the weather has changed and it jumped from 30s to 80s in less than a week. It was perfect today for my 3x1 mile, 8x100 repeats today on the track. As much as I LOOOOOVE the track, mile repeats=ouch. But my taper has begun. I almost felt lazy today for not having to crank out a 5 plus hr workout. Speaking of taper~ I shipped my bike Thursday :(

It's official the pink hotness is New Orleans bound! Which means 2 things:

1. Race day is in 2 weeks!

2. My move to New Orleans is in 3 weeks!

Wow things are happening fast. Anyway hope everyone has a beautiful Easter Weekend!

15 comments:

  1. great job at the 5k! I'm with you on the taper...so hard to do so little even though you know it's for the best. makes ya feel like a lazy slug!

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  2. I wish you were going to lonestar not Nola! Ha! Obviously u need to go to Nola!
    Love your new helmet..- and seriously.. Wear it.
    Other than wearing a skinsuit the aero helmet is one way to save time ( so research says) !

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  3. Good race! love the scoks! good improvisation. you must be pumped, race in NO then the bmove! have fun. Cheers and Happy Easter!

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  4. Nice job on your 5K...you rocked! I wish I was that fast!

    Love your purple socks...those are awesome! :)

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  5. Wow! Can't believe your race is only 2 weeks away. FUN!! And moving too! Lots to look forward to!! Happy Easter Heidi!

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  6. Great 5k! I can't believe you have a half in 2 weeks!

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  7. sweet 5k results. and i always find 5k's hard, b/c it's just ALL out, no holding back.
    nice job.
    and can't wait for you and nOLA! It'll be fun to follow you and Maggs!

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  8. 旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷........................................

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  9. Awesome time and congrats on the win!!!

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  10. That casual time ROCKS...your amazing!

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  11. Congrats on the 5k! NICEEEE socks! LOL .... GOOD luck at NOLA! HAVE an awesome race! :)

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  12. I don't think the socks look that bad.. really :) Nice time on the 5k and good luck at your race!!!!

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  13. Good luck in New Orleans!! And congrats on the 5k.

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  14. Wow, things are happening fast. Great job on the 5 km.

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