Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Training Weekend and Pacing in St George

Training weekend in St. George


Had a wonderful weekend.  Warmer weather, running in shorts, awesome training, and fun time with new friends!  It has been so dang cold where I live so it was super nice to pack up and get out of town for the weekend. 






Kicked the weekend off pacing St. George Half Marathon, 1:40 group.  Finished 1:39:55.  I love pacing.  Such a wonderful feeling helping people reach their goals.   

Super cute girl, Lauren, came up before the race and wanted to sub 1:40.  She looked so strong the whole time and totally crushed her goal... so proud! Ran a cool down with Rachelle and a few others getting me a little over 17 miles for the day. 

 




















 

After the race went to the Washington Rec Center and had a nice swim workout, in an actual lap pool! Oh how it would be to regularly swim in this facility.   









Sunday biked the 70.3 course.  Teresa had told me to just get out, experience the course, and that is exactly what I did.  No tough efforts, just getting to know what I am going to be up against.  I was worried about getting lost but the course is pretty straight forward. Everyone duct tapes course directions to their arm right?! ;) 







Lots of climbing along with some fun, speedy descends.  Climbing snow canyon was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be.  Don’t get me wrong, legs were burning; but I expected it to be a bit longer.  It was awesome making it to the top and then zipping back down in aero was fabulous.  I might have chicked a male cyclist going up who was decked out head to toe in expensive gear which Made.My.Day;)







 Got a flat at mile 50 so I didn’t get the entire course in.  Called Rachelle to do a T-run with me.

The run course is No.Freaking.Joke. So dang hilly.  Our first mile was a 8:40!! Rachelle reminded me we were going up a 9% grade. Awesome to have here there for the run portion.  She pushed me and we finished strong with a 6:16 mile that felt controlled! 
















This weekend was such a confidence boost that I needed. 
I feel so much better about my training for STG now. 
3 months out!








20 comments:

  1. you.are.amazing!

    no doubts you will exceed your expectations on race day!!!!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! All you can do it put in the work and hope it translates on race day:)

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  2. What a weekend, you are going to be beyond ready for your race! Just the confidence alone will get you far!

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    1. I hope so! Maybe I can get to be even half as badass as you are on the bike!:)

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  3. Wow. You are going to do amazing at STG! The weather down here has definitely been perfect. Glad you got to enjoy some of our inversion-free warmth.

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    1. Cory, I am so jealous of your wonderful weather. I don't think I could handle it in the hot summer, but you have it made right now:) I am going to be down there off and on quite a bit over the next couple months, maybe I could join you for one of your awesome trail runs. A shortER one, that is!

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  4. Giddy up! Awesome job this weekend!

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  5. Yoah! What a workout!!! Great job pacing the running portion. You paced it perfectly and I'm sure all of your group was so pleased.

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    1. Erin, thanks!! Pacing is seriously so much fun and nice not to have those race day nerves. You should try it sometime. I hope your new Cadence's are helping with the Plantar Fasciitis pain.

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  7. I did not realize that was you on Saturday :). You really are a machine girl! Your training is amazing! Look forward to following you through STG, you are going to rock it.

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    1. Thanks lady:) Now put up your recap so I can read about all the details lol

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  8. I always love reading about your training, you're an inspiration.

    LOVE LOVE the photo of you and the other pacer crossing the finish line, looking at your watches!!!! Perfect.

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    1. I so wish that we lived closer so we could train for 70.3's together!!!

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  9. Hey!! Awesome training weekend! We have started a new blog/website that had lots of different fitness tips, etc. and wanted to chat with you about it. Send me an email at jess@discoveryourhappy.com if you have a second!! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks!! :) I will shoot you an email.

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  10. Your so speedy!! Can't wait to readier about training and races!!

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