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Ok, I did it now.

teigyr2010-05-02 02:34:46 +0000 #1
I registered for a half marathon. It's 5/31. It's women only and there will be walkers so I know I won't be last

I know this is far out from the event but it is less to register early. Also, I tend to be more inspired for training when I have a specific date to be ready by. I've been pretty much in training "holding pattern" while the holidays are here because I've been pretty busy. Holding pattern is 4-5 mile run on my long day and the other days are 2.5-3.5 miles. I'll start increasing in January.

I'm happy but part of me is thinking "oh no, what did I do?"
mimitabby2010-05-02 02:50:30 +0000 #2
congrats, i think. I'll go with you on some training rides!
teigyr2010-05-02 03:10:28 +0000 #3
It's running. I'll ride too, of course! But if you rode as I ran, you'd fall over. I'm slow.

But I'm all about riding as soon as this &*^% weather gets better! I'm weekends off too now. Both days. Woohoo!
Grog2010-05-02 02:57:26 +0000 #4
Awesome! You've got LOTS of time ahead. My fall pattern has been similar to yours (although perhaps a bit longer runs on the weekend) and I've got a half coming mid-February. I'll be seriously increasing mileage and doing more intervals over the holidays and through January.

Enjoy the process, that's what it's about really
Tri Girl2010-05-02 02:53:47 +0000 #5
Woo hoo! You bit the bullet and paid your money- now it's in stone and you have a solid goal to work towards. I'm glad you did it. You've been thinking about it, so I'm glad to see you're one step further. You know you'll be more than prepared. Training can start after the first of the year.

I know that feeling of instant regret (had it right after I signed up for IMAZ)
teigyr2010-05-02 03:03:25 +0000 #6
It isn't regret so much as "omg, what did I do?". Oddly enough though I'm happier with those nervous type butterflies going on though when it gets closer to the event (esp day of) I start questioning my sanity.

I still want to go watch IMAZ
mimitabby2010-05-02 04:51:54 +0000 #7
you have weekends off now?? Fantastic news! same job?
teigyr2010-05-02 05:20:05 +0000 #8
Same job, new-ish bid. Probably the holidays being mid-week had something to do with it. We bid again in Feb or March and while I'm keeping my fingers crossed, it wouldn't surprise me to lose this shift.

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