Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Taper Time...Only 12 More Days...!

Sitting here in my hotel room in Seattle where it's heavy rain outside. Good thing I got up early and was able to get in a 6 mile run this morning. This past Sunday I raced my first triathlon. Was a great experience. Lots of room for improvement in the swim, but I made up a ton of time on the bike and run segments. More importantly, I finished injury free and I'm fully recovered now. Looking forward to Chicago Marathon 10/11/09. From all indications, race temperature will be much cooler this year so should be much better for those of us trying to qualify for Boston.

Training schedule is light for me the next 12 days with the main effort being the Mission Bay Triathlon this coming Sunday 10/4/09 in San Diego. It's a sprint with 1/2 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike, and 4 mile run. Essentially the same distances I raced last weekend on similar course so will be good to see how my times improve. After that, I'll do a couple 3 to 5 mile runs and then it's off to Chicago for the big day. A big thanks to my friends and family for their support. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Mike, These are great feats! Congrats, Stay strong, God bless! It's not looking like we are going to make it down to Chicago, but you know Melanie and I are there with you in spirit! ;)