Get to Objective: Race Objectives


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Get to Goal: Race Goals

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After having my child, race targets have been undoubtedly NOT a precedence. Being house for Timmy was my precedence. I've nonetheless saved up with working in that point however undoubtedly not as excessive as earlier than.

Final yr I accomplished one half marathon. I did not care about my time objective (though we did have a objective in thoughts as I used to be working with some mates). Finishing my first half marathon post-baby was my objective. It wasn't simple and even being away for my lengthy runs was tough. I like having “me” time however I nonetheless felt responsible.  However I completed the half marathon and even received the objective we wished. So it was a win-win.

Not an excessive amount of occurred by the use of working final yr. I attempted to get higher/quicker. However was affected by a random (not severe) foot subject. I additionally slept previous the triathlon I had signed up for. Let's simply preserve it at … uneventful.

This yr, I made a decision to join one other half marathon, as a result of it requires effort and coaching. So once I end, I really feel like I truly achieved one thing (irrespective of how gradual I'm).

On Saturday, April sixth, I am working the Milwaukee Half Marathon.  I am enthusiastic about it.  I do have a time objective in thoughts however I am glad it doesn't matter what (I say that however do I actually imply that??). 

BUT…one thing was nonetheless bothering me. I used to be feeling … mediocre. I used to be listening to different folks's huge targets. I wanted one thing to shake me up. To make me prepare tougher than I used to be. To make me know that I can do higher and be higher. My husband says I had a mid-life disaster (since I simply turned 40). Regardless… I used to be feeling blah and wanted…one thing…

So I signed up for the Wisconsin 70.3 in Madison on June 9, 2019. At first, I wasn't going to inform anybody (however my husband, in fact). However in true style, I blurted it out on my fb. I am so weak. 

So I've been swimming, biking, and working for the previous 2 months greater than I've in a very long time (effectively, my working is similar as simply coaching for the half). However getting up at 4:40 a.m. to swim at 5:00 a.m. on a Monday morning is certainly out of my character. I've spent countless hours on the bike coach since I dwell in Chicago and spring by no means needs to return.  So, though I won't be coaching as a lot as some, or I do know that there are issues I might enhance on, I am coaching as a lot as I can proper now given the truth that I nonetheless need to be house for my child. So numerous bike coach hours are after Timmy goes to mattress at evening. It is fairly exhausting typically. However I do know it is short-term and I need to put the work in in order that it doesn't matter what occurs on race day, I do know it wasn't from lack of making an attempt.

Want me luck!

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