Friday, January 21, 2011

First Race of 2011

Nothing like a good cold front and some possible rain in the forecast to make for awesome race day conditions! That being said, I will be attempting to dress properly for my first (and possibly last...) Duathlon. On Sunday I will be racing in the Frost Yer Fanny Du at one of the local parks near my house. I took a look at last year's finishing times for the gals in my age group and I am going to get my ass handed to me in a Polar Bottle. Who are these gals??? I have not seen their names pop up on triathlon results. How can they run that freakin' fast??? I'm not looking forward to this.

My goal is just to get it done at this point. I have dealing with some crap workouts and my run times and bike power flying out the window with some of the junk I have been dealing with. Dr. H has worked on me and said that there was just a bunch of little stuff that made me feel like I was falling apart all over. I have a few new stretches and my flexibility is coming back.

On the positive front, Bud had his Challenge Night at last night's swim team practice. He had hit the Silver team times at a workout a few weeks ago and the coaches had been talking about him moving from the Competitive Prep group to the Silver group this spring after the Short Course season ends. Well, I told him to stretch and try to hit the Gold standard times. HE DID IT!!! He is unsure that he is material to move to the Gold Team. He is just a little scared if you ask me. He knows it will be a lot of work and there will be more expectations from the coaches. I knew he could do it! I am very very proud of him. If the coach recommends that he stick with Silver for half a season I will be cool with that but if they recommend going Gold, I will support that decision.

Ok, time to head to work. Have a great weekend and I will be back with an update from the Du and how Bud did at this weekend's swim meet.

Later Gators,



TNTcoach Ken said...

Ah come on, there can't be that many women your age still racing......... HA. The fact that you can ride outside is a blessing, since we're headed for sub-zero windchills........ Good luck.

Christi said...

Woo Hoo for Bud!

Have a great race and don't let those ladies get in your head. Go kick some arse!