I realized the other day that I haven’t yet shared my plan for Ironman Wisconsin. No, no, I‘m not racing IMWI. But I will be volunteering there this year. I’ll be headed over to Madison on Saturday after the Reeds Lake Tri (my final tri of the season) for a day full of volunteering and cheering on Sunday. I’m signed up to work the T2 tent which should leave me plenty of time to see the start of the race and even some of the finish – although I’ll probably miss seeing the pros cross the line.
I am so excited!
After my last HIM, I really feel like I am at a point where doing a full Ironman is within the realm of possibility. Obviously, I’m not ready to do one today, but I feel that I am to the point where I can handle the training and commitment that is Ironman. So, you can probably guess what I’ll be doing on Monday morning…
The only blogger I know doing IMWI is Kristin @ The Lazy Marathoner. Good luck Kristin! If you know of anyone else racing, let me know so I can look for them.
Reeds Lake Triathlon
Like I mentioned, I’ll be doing my last tri of the season on Saturday. It is a local race (only a mile away) so it is hard to pass up on such a convenient race. It is a sprint race (.5 mile/17.2 miles/4.9miles). We have had quite the cool down this week, so it may be a chilly race morning (low of 54, high of 70). Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to a great race to end the season. My goal is to finish under 1:40. I finished in 1:38:XX last year, so 1:40 is a reasonable goal.
My training the past couple of weeks has been a little lackluster. Also, my decision to start P90X earlier this week might not have been the greatest idea. I was pretty sore after the first couple of workouts, so I put the plan on hold until after the race. It probably isn’t a good idea to show up to the race with sore arms/abs/shoulders/back/chest/etc. Other than putting the plan on hold, I can tell that it is a good program and will be very beneficial once I get back on track.
Beer Run #2
Yesterday, Jennie and I partook in our second Beer Run. This one was at Vitale’s Restaurant in Comstock Park. The run took place on the White Pine Trail and was an out and back course with 3, 4, and 5 miles options. I was pretty sore, so I opted to do an easy 3 miles with Jennie.
When we got back to Vitale’s and had plenty of appetizers and beer awaiting us. They had pita bread with hummus, bruschetta, and New Holland’s Golden Cap Saison.
The appetizers themselves were more than enough. That is until the table next to us ordered a pizza. It smelled so good that we decided to order our own. It was superb!
To top off the night, Jennie drank her first full beer! She has never been much of a beer person and has always been much happier with a Smirnoff Ice, Mike’s Hard, or Cosmo. However, she really took to the Golden Cap and downed the whole glass much to my disappointment. I was disappointed because I was looking to drinking both beers myself! Oh well, I’m glad she found a beer she likes.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for a race report and IMWI volunteering report!