At my weekend festivities, I saw friends I haven’t seen in a while, so the typical catch up questions came up, including how training was going.
Hmm…well…I don’t really have an answer for that. I just kind of said I was on a summer hiatus because I find it hard to train in the summer heat and I don’t have any races coming up anyway.
Sad, but true.
That hasn’t stopped me from planning my fall and winter races, though!
I decided against competing in my second Nathan Tri this year, but hope to do one or two later in the year or next spring – maybe one with a pool swim or maybe an out-of-state race (although the logistics of that are probably more than I want to take on, considering I haven’t even done an out-of-town run)!
This upcoming season, I’m going to focus on running and do more short races than I have in the past few years. So far, I’m doing:
UMOM 5K Walk for Homeless Families at the Phoenix Zoo – September 29th
Phoenix Sister Cities 5K – November 10th
Athleta Iron Girl 10-Miler – December 16th
Back to basics! I’ve never really trained for short, fast runs and think it will be a fun challenge.
Another challenge? Tough Mudder Las Vegas! That’s the reason for the hole in October. I’m currently building a team – email me if you are already doing it or interested!