Race Schedule and Results

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm in love...

Alright, here she is...
And I just love her. I've named her Flicka. Have you ever seen the movie? It's about a wild house that only a little girl could tame. I thought that was fitting! She's a beaut! Dura Ace crank which is sooooo smooth, all carbon, Bontrager race wheels. I feel so good on her and she's going to do awesome at the Ironman, I can feel it! :) I have Tom's saddle on my bike right now (an Adamo ASI saddle - the funky ones without a nose). I rode on it yesterday for 80 miles and fell in love with it as well. I was having some...um... girl problems while in the aero position (um yeah, that's the only way I ride) and would like to someday have children - this solved it. I came home and ordered one immediately so Tom can have his back! Other than that, she's perfect, although I do have just a slight bit of wheel envy when it comes to Tom's bike. Wow, his is something special. Here's a picture (which doesn't do it ANY justice - and remember that's not his saddle, it's actually mine - he's such a good hubby!)...

So we ended up having a killer weekend in a slightly different order than we expected. Friday we went riding with Tom's mom and step dad (she's finally back on the bike after being hit by a car and just got the same bike as me and well... she's in love too!). We did a quick 42 minute 4.8 mile run and called it a day. Saturday we set out to do 100 on the new bikes, but Tom's aerobars were giving him some troubles. We called it a day at 50 and he spent the evening tweaking with his bike. Sunday we ran a 1:58 half marathon (yeah for another sub 2 under my belt) and then yesterday rode 80 miles and swam 1.2. I was exhausted last night! But it felt so good and my confidence is pretty strong right now.

This weekend we're heading to Vegas for Tom's Team Type 1 Triathlon Team debut (whew... that's a lot of T's). They are racing Pumpkinman on Saturday morning. I'm so excited to get away. We're staying at the Venetian (I go it comped again because I'm good like that!) so we'll have a good time. I'm thinking we'll spend more time at Lake Mead and Red Rock than in the casinos, but that's how we roll! :)

18 days and counting... I'm so excited! Numbers are being assigned on Thursday!!! I hope I get a good one that contains a lot of 5's!

Oh, and this is my 100th post! YIPPIE!

15 comments:

Jumper 2.0 said...

You are so gonna be awesome.

That bike is HOT! Congratulations.

Emily said...

Flicka is gorgeous! Love the color!

And you guys are TOO CUTE :)

Liz said...

I love the pic of the two of you! Have a great time in Vegas (so jealous!). Way to go on the 1/2!

Kathleen said...

Sweet bikes... you're going to do great!!!

Shanna N. said...

You continue to amaze me, your bike looks awesome and good luck!!!

Borsch said...

AHHHHHHHHHH! I WANT I WANT!

Have a great time in Vegas!

Pharmie said...

That is one SWEET bike. Loving the countdown. You're getting so close!

Aunt Nan said...

Looooove Flicka...and Tom's (whatever he named his..what is it?). They're great looking bikes! Two weeks and counting. We're so excited for you and know that you'll both do beautifully.
Love you, Mom

Kristen said...

What a beauty Flicka is. Can't say I've seen the movie, but I know a little about it. Are you going to wear a red outfit so I can find you on November 1 on your red bike? :-)

Flatman said...

Beautiful bikes...both of them! I need to try one of those adamo saddles....

Continued luck until FL!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Sexy bike!!! And happy 100!!!

Judi said...

Cute picture!! I am thinkin'a bout you! You guys are going to have a great race....

We are the Ferrari's said...

Adorable pic of you and Tom! Love the next bike! It's getting so close. I am so excited for you!

teacherwoman said...

Yayyy for the 100th post! I can tell you are getting super pumped for your race! Flicka is a beaut!

Kate said...

Suhweeet bike, you will be awesome at IMFL. Sound as though your training has been bang on. I'm bib 2504.

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