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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And then I uttered the words

Those 8 words that I didn't think I'd ever utter again -

I think I want to do another Ironman.

Tom and I were talking the other night and those words came out of my mouth. Talk about verbal diarrhea! What was I thinking and can I take it back? :) No, I meant it. That's the competitor in me. I had these goals to go sub 13 hours this year in Florida and it didn't happen. I was disappointed the days that followed my helluva race, but knew that I couldn't do anything about it. Now, after the wounds have healed, I just feel like I still have it in me. At some point. It's not going to be this year and quite possibly won't be next year. But, I foresee it happening before I enter a new age group (I turn 30 in February so that means I'll do another one as a 30-34 AG participant).

So what does my 30th birthday year hold?
  • I have decided that I'm going to complete the 100 push up and 200 sit up competition. I'm going to start next week and would love to complete it by my birthday (February 5th), but realistically, I'll have to do a few of the weeks more than once and it's a 6 week competition. You may remember that I'm the Ironman that can't do a push up. :)
  • I think I want to do another marathon (yup, more diarrhea of the mouth people). This time I'm aiming for a flat course. And a sub 4 hour race. My PR is 4:20 on a hilly course so we'll see.
  • I want to go 2:3x in an Olympic. My PR is 2:42:xx. I.m anxious to work on my speed in the pool, do some intervals on the bike and well if I want to run a sub 4 hour marathon, I'm going to need to get my speed up a little which should equate on the run of an Olympic. I feel like this is where I struggled this year.
  • I have a VERY lofty goal of a 1:49:xx half marathon. Last year I pulled a 1:51:10 out of my butt in April. Where that came from I don't know, but I kind of liked it. It's only an 8:23 pace which should be doable - but I have some work to do!

Now if I can just kick this cold that has my head in a bubble, maybe I can get cracking on these goals.


Simi said...

where are the fun enjoyment type of goals? :) your crazy woman, i admire you for it, but your crazy!

Danica said...

You go girl! You inspire me. I think I'm going to shoot for a half marathon in 2012, not a full marathon. I have a terrible knee injury so it will be just as great of an accomplishment to finish a half as it would a full.

BTW I started the 100 push up challenge last night. :-) I gave myself until January 7th to get there. :-) I may incorporate the sit up challenge as well. I'm pretty damn proud that I made it to 25 manly push ups last night! That was tough stuff.

Kim said...

between you and me - i really want to do another IM - but i swore off them. what to do, what to do!

great goals! you can reach em sista!

Ryan said...

I think I could do a sub 9 hour Ironman before I could do the 100 push up challenge.

Should I be able to see my ribs through my pec muscles when flexed?

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

My 30's have been my BEST years!!!

Anytime you utter the words..I WILL NEVER DO ANOTHER.... you better bet you will.

Stevi N. Honaker said...

Unfinished business, is unfinished business, no one can call you nuts (well Simi did :-) for taking care of business.

No regrets 30 is what I want to call 2010, and I think you are looking at it the right way too. So proud of all you have done, and will do.