Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I gots potential, beebie

Guess what, guys?

Guess what I get to do next weekend?

Huh? Huh?

Yeah...that's right, baby...

I GET TO RACE!! Wahoooo!

No joke -- race season has finally begun and not a moment too soon. I was totally enjoying my time in the basement, but it will be seriously fun to take these legs out on a real course and see what they can do.

I literally have no idea what times to look for. LITERALLY. I've spent the whole winter inside working on cycling efficiency and running form and keeping things within proscribed heart rate zones.

Not complainin' in the least bit, either. I think I'm MUCH stronger today than I was this time last year. No joke.

But your mph on the trainer really doesn't give you an accurate idea of your real potential out there on the road. I've seen it creep up and up in the same HR zone, but the true power is still yet to be translated.

Same with the run. With the exception of one really, really stupid run I did last week wherein I spent (no joke) 25 minutes in Zone 3 and AN ADDITIONAL 25 minutes in Zone 4 (!) .... I have yet to let lose on my run.

Next Sunday is my first Duathlon.

5K, 13.5 mile, 5K

Spells FUN in my book.

Bring on the pain people. Bring on the pain!

12 comments:

Megan said...

YAY!!!! Good luck!!!

Jesse said...

Good luck in the race - you'll do great - bring on the hills!

I hope we can finally meet there (I'll be one of the old guys in wave 2).

http://beyondkona.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Hope the race goes well. You're doing your first race for the season, while I am doing my last - my turn for inside training soon....

momo said...

very cool! remember to have all kinds of fun, that's what its all about!

LBTEPA said...

Woot! Enjoy!!

Alili said...

Awwwww, yeah! Go hard and have fun:)

monica said...

go on girl!! get your race on!!!

above all else, don't forget to have a blast out there

Mallie said...

Have fun. Can't wait for the race report!

Kim said...

you are gonna kick ass!!!!!!

Tea said...

OH MY! I cannot wait! YOu are going to have a great time!

Pharmie said...

So jealous! I know you'll be great, and I can't wait till it's warm enough here for outside events again!

Anonymous said...

GOOD luck this weekend. I KNOW you will hit a homerun!!! You are soo strong and you worked so hard this winter - go out there and get er done! :) Jen H.