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Well, I just pressed "click here" on another $200 race entry fee.<br><br>
I'm racing 3 weekends in a row just 2 weeks after IMAZ! I just talked an old friend into doing Gulf Coast 1/2 just 2 weeks after he does his first tri ever. We have our condo rented and I just paid the entry fee. Wow. Crazy. I'm super excited to see the Kickrunners there though!! We're staying at the Boardwalk Fri and Sat night.<br><br>
So, here's what the schedule has been and what it is going to be...<br><br>
1/13/08: Houston Marathon (PR)<br>
1/27/08: 3M 1/2 Marathon (PR)<br>
2/17/08: Austin 1/2 Marathon (PR)<br>
2/23/08: Steps 4 Students 5k (PR)<br>
3/1/08: Rodeo Run 10k (better be a PR!)<br>
3/16/08: Seabrook 1/2 Marathon (promise I won't race this one...training run ~20 miles)<br>
3/28/08: Lonestar Sprint Tri (hopefully a PR)<br>
3/29/08: Lonestar Aquabike (1/2 ironman without the run) (never done one, so PR?)<br>
4/13/08: IMAZ (hoping for HUGE Tithers Sandbagger-style PR)<br>
4/26/08: Old College Tri (short pool swim sprint) (will be in Dallas for a wedding Fri and Sat night, had no idea what to do with myself all day long Saturday...so of course I found a race)<br>
5/3/08: CB&I - FAST local tri (want another PR here)<br>
5/10/08: Gulf Coast 1/2 Ironman (and another PR here...did 7:18 in '06)<br>
5/17/08: Off...what am I to do?<br>
5/24/08: Combat Tri (short pool swim sprint) (rained last year, need PR this year)<br>
There will probably be 3-4 more sprints in June-August<br>
8/17/08: America's Finest City 1/2 Marathon, San Diego (first long race with my bestest friend)<br>
9/7/08: Stephanie Johnson super sprint with 10 yr old niece (will not be PR, but possibly the most memorable)<br>
Then probably another fall marathon and fall half ironman in November.<br><br>
I REALLY need a life...
 

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Where you stayin'?
 

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holy cow...that's a lot of races! I know I'm in the minority, but I've got two races on my calendar this year. I will no doubt run a hand full as tune ups, but those are all within my training schedules...how do you set up your training with so many races and so many different distances?...that's impressive!
 

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That's where I'm staying girlfriend! We can do each other's hair! HAWT!<br><br>
I'd borrow your hawt pants...I need a PR...but I'll let you wear them!
 

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whew!<br>
Thats alot of races!! More power to ya!! I sure couldn't handle that schedule. I got burned out after only 4 Marathons in a year a few years ago.
 

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What time you coming? Reg and bike check-in is Fri afternoon!
 

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Last time we got there around noon Friday - stayed just past Mobile Thursday night. We may try to get a bit further into Florida Thursday night so we can have more play time on Friday.
 

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I'm on a mission...just not sure what kind!<br><br>
IMAZ is my #1 A race, so all the stuff afterwards will just be kind of riding on the IMAZ coattails.<br><br>
I trained through both the 1/2 marathons pretty much and turned my 5k Saturday into a 10 mile run. My 10k this weekend will probably be a ~12 mile run or so. I am certainly tired at times, but I'm just doing better than I ever have before and I think the PR high is what is keeping me going.<br><br>
Edited to add that I just plain love racing - used to love it for the social aspect if nothing else. Now I love it for the social aspect, but also because I find myself in new territory every weekend and it is just awesome. Once my progress plateaus a bit I'm sure I'll back down some on the racing...or not.
 

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Good for you doing all those races. Hopefully you'll be recovered enough after IMAZ to be able to race so soon. However, I can relate somewhat. A few years ago I ran a PR in a marathon. 6 days later I won the overall at a sprint duathlon. The following weekend I had a huge PR in a half marathon. 2 weeks later I had another PR in a marathon.<br><br>
So far this year I've already done 6 races. 4 PRs and the other two were my best times ever at the respective courses.<br><br>
You're in a good groove now. Take it as far as you can!
 

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Awesome race schedule you've got there.<br><br>
I'll be seeing you at Lonestar and GCT.<br><br>
I noticed that June 29th is open on your schedule. If you're feeling up to yet another HIM, Buffalo Springs 70.3 is in Lubbock that day. I'll be there.<br><br>
Then there's also Prairieman in Dallas and Redman in Oklahoma City, both in Sept.<br><br>
And Austin 70.3 in October.<br><br>
You could almost do a HIM each month.<br><br>
But if you're like me, the debit card starts taking a beating after a while.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'm doing Seabrook, also!! I probably won't PR either, since I am still nursing ITBS and my mileage has taken a serious nosedive!!!!
 

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whoa...that is insane! <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"><br><br>
Seriously, that is one awesome schedule - may your racing groove take you through this year of racing and then some
 

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Yeah, I like it! I used to race a bunch when I was in the states. Now I do not have the chance so easily to race a couple times per month.<br><br>
Sure beats just training week after week after week after week.
 
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