What is in Store 4 the The Next 5 Months!

12 Jul

The first 6 months of 2013 I was focused on triathlon training. The next 6 months will be focused on running.

I have finished my A triathlon race of the year. My 6th season of this madness is done. Well maybe! I told you I was going to do the Deschutes Dash Oly in a few weeks but I have decided against it. Honestly I did not really want to do it after PC. It is a fun race but I am over racing in the heat and elevation!!

I may do another one in September. I am still speculating that one. The triathlete in me says YES absolutely do it. The runner in me says NO just focus on your Chicago training. Oh decisions decisions! We will talk more about this later.

I cannot believe that it is July already. How is half the year done already? I have a lot in store for the next 5 months. I am running 4 relays: 2 regular (12 person teams) and 2 ultra (6 person teams) style and doing the Chicago marathon.

First up is Ragnar Northwest Passage.

I did this ultra-style last year. Definitely the way to run it! My β€œrelay” training has not been great. We keep getting together and it seems that none of us are ready. At least I am not the only one! :)I am runner 2(which is actually legs 3 and 4).
We are a very laid back team. We have been a solid 5: Ellen, Alana, Abbey, Amy, and I. We have had a couple of drop-outs. We finally landed Shawn. Who we met last night. All I can say is hallelujah! I was getting nervous because we were having no luck trying to find a replacement 3 weeks out for a relay. An ultra relay at that!!

Shortly after that I head back to Bend for the Cascade Lakes Relay with my old HTC team.

Another fun team! I am more excited about floating down the river when it is all said in done! It is going to be hot and hard!! I am running leg 6 here but I get an extra bonus leg. They split up leg 2 into a and b because it is so hard. Since my total mileage is lowest, Kara is making me letting me run 2a.

The relay I am MOST EXCITED about is: HTC with Nuun!! I still cannot believe I was picked. It is going to be a fun time. I am running leg 2 here.

Will either be a triathlon or a 10k.

Chicago marathon.

I am really excited to do this. This will be marathon #7. I really feel that I have been running better and faster since my last marathon (RNRAZ ’12). I have really worked on my mental toughness. I cannot wait to see what happens here. I can just hope it is not a thousand degrees. I am going with some girlfriends but my mom, bro, and sis-in-law are meeting me there as well!

Last and final relay will be Ragnar Las Vegas ultra style.

We just met and picked legs. I am running leg 4(which is 7 and 8). This is going to be an awesome team too: Erica, Laura, Stephanie, Kara, Anne and I.

As you can see there will be lots of running in my near future. I am excited and nervous at the same time! Here is to relay season!!

Are you doing any relays this summer?

9 Responses to “What is in Store 4 the The Next 5 Months!”

  1. Kara July 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM #

    I LOVE Ragnar Relays…I can’t wait to do one again once my life calms down (and I have more money, haha!) Looks like you have a fun few months of running coming up…Chicago will be AWESOME!! One of my favorite cities! (PS Come do an east coast tri!)

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats July 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM #

      I would love to come do a easy coast tri….its so hard with the bike though!! I will come do a running race though!! πŸ™‚

  2. MoM July 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM #

    Can’t wait to see you in Chicago and what a surprise that you will be here in November as well!

  3. Change of Pace July 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM #

    You have such a fantastic racing season ahead of you still! Those relays will be a blast!
    I haven’t done a relay since my old track days- obviously quite different! I think I need to change that next year.

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats July 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM #

      Maybe you should try and get on the Nuun HTC team?? πŸ™‚

      • Change of Pace July 16, 2013 at 6:59 PM #

        I wanted to badly, but it’s the same weekend as IM Canada 😦

      • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats July 17, 2013 at 7:36 AM #

        I meant for next year!!! πŸ™‚ Are you going to do Whistler next year too? It is changing to July next year!!

  4. Kristen L July 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM #

    SO many fun things ahead!! I’m impressed by how many relays you will be doing! πŸ™‚ Awesome!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats July 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM #

      I still can’t believe I am doing 4. At least only 2 of them are ultras. Of course the ultras come at bad times too. It will be fun! Still excited!

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