Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tracking George in Kona!

We are headed to the Big Island tomorrow for my amazing husband, George, to race in the Ironman World Championships.

This has been a big goal for him, and I couldn't be a prouder wife!!! Seeing someone you love so much achieve their goals through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice is truly one of the great joys in life.

So here goes!

His number is 1375, and you should watch for his run times :-)

Here the link to his blog where he goes into a great deal more detail about his training and such!

Oh, and I might also be paddle boarding, snorkeling with manta rays, and going on a speed boat ride.

Just sayin'

If you can spare any good thoughts/vibes/prayers for his success on Saturday, I'll take it!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

6 Gap Down and 200 Miler to Go!

On my quest for the biggie (2 Person-style):

Coach Will has broken up my training into some early sections.

First we were just working on a big old fat base. Low stress, high volume, get it done. The final event of this section of training was the Six Gap Century this weekend.

If you are not familiar with this little gem of a bicycle ride, here is the description:
"The Six Gap Century's ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course."

Fun, right?! Well it is! This is one of our favorite places to ride anyway, but add a few thousand other people to the mix, and you have a downright party while climbing!

I got a personal PR on the biggest climbs, which made me happy.

Now we are at the end of this part of the training, and I get to have 6 weeks of focusing on an actual race!

I am registered for the 200 mile event, and I am looking forward to doing it! 5 weeks from Saturday, and I have a few mega weekends on the calendar! Hopefully, I'll have some good weather.

Now, in 8 days, I'll be in Hawaii......But who's counting?