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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ready or Not...It's Race Time!

Recently I won a race registration for the race of my choosing.  I have spent the past few days mulling over races and soliciting ideas from friends and family on what race to add to my calendar with the prize. 

Tonight I spent time on some race calendars for the surrounding areas.  I used the Event calendar on the USATriathlon website to view by state and discovered a Sprint Triathlon happening next weekend just 40 miles away.

The weather forecast is a little iffy for an outdoor race....would you believe it snowed in Arkansas today! The weather is calling for morning temps in the 40's and highs in the 50's.  So, it will be a cold race but the swim is indoors so that will improve conditions.  It's just a 300 yd snake swim and my swim has been doing really well lately. 

I haven't ridden my bike outdoors since last Fall.  I have put some time in on the trainer but not as much as I always want to do in the winter.  I've got one week to build up my bike fitness for the 13.5 mile race distance.  It looks like it will be a two loop bike course which should be fun. 

My run has been hit and miss over the last 2 weeks as I have been coming back from an injury in January.  Every so often my foot is still tender and reminds me to be patient in my recovery.  I did 8 miles this weekend so I'm not worried about the distance.  I just haven't run off the bike since July! 

Ready or not Triathlon 2013...Here I Come!


  1. You are brave to do a tri so early in the season. Have fun!

  2. Good luck!! BRRR!! If we were closer, G would bring you hot chocolate for after your race. You can do it! I'm trying to convince Tim to sign up for the El Reno sprint with you. Don't you think he can be ready in 2 months time?