Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Have I told you that I made the 2012 Rev3 Triathlon Age Group Team?

Have I told you that I made the 2012 Rev3 Triathlon Age Group Team? Well I did!!! Read my announcement here.

Revolution3 (Rev3) Triathlon is a top-notch organization and I am proud to be affiliated with such amazing people! The Rev3 national race series is taking the triathlon world by storm and creating meaningful experiences for athletes and their families. Many triathletes compete in the half rev (70.3) and the full rev (140.6) but there are also sprint, olympic and even kids races as well. For the new triathlete, Rev3 offers a quality training program at a very reasonable cost. If you're interested, visit their page and let them know I sent you!

Team Rev3 is comprised of about 50 athletes throughout the U.S. After learning more about my amazing teammates, I am even more excited to be part of this journey for 2012!

I will be competing in a number of Rev3 races this year including the Knoxville half, Wisconsin Dells half, Cedar Point full and possibly one or two others. Watch my blog for the complete 2012 race schedule!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reflections on the 2011 Season

Wow, I cannot even believe that it is December 20th! Santa Claus will be here in five days! And I haven't updated my fitness blog since June (gulp...don't judge!)I can at least throw out some lame excuses like starting a new job and getting married or better yet TRAINING! Clearly one of my 2012 resolutions is to update my fitness blog more regularly!

So, for those of you who wonder if I just fell of the map after June, I assure you I was busy racing. Additional races completed since the last post in June were as follows:

  • 6/26/11 - Akron Crossfit Sprint Tri - bombed the swim on this and had ridiculous cramps during the run. Should have most definitely won age group but was 4th in age group. Fail.
  • 7/17/11 - Milton Man Sprint Tri - decent swim, decent bike, decent run. Took first in age group. 
  • 9/11/11 - Revolution 3 Cedar Point 70.3 - finished first 70.3, had a blast. Swim was decent, bike was decent, dogged the run but had fun finishing with hubby.
  • 9/18/11 - Portage Lakes Sprint Tri - swim was off, bike was terrible. legs sore from previous week's 70.3 so walked some of the hills, run was fine. Not happy here but managed third in age group.
  • 10/9/11 - Towpath half marathon - Great race, crushed my old half PR by finishing with a 1:39:37 despite lack of serious training. Was 13th of 581 women. Not too shabby. Fantastic race course and weather conditions. definitely doing this one again!
I had a very up and down season with the heel stress fracture in April/May and came back to race strong in June-October. I am happy with how the year ended given the circumstances and learned some things along the way. Overall I feel my biggest successes of the year were The Twinsburg Duathlon, Miltonman Sprint, Completing the Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 and finishing strong in the Towpath 1/2 marathon. 

I am training strong right now in the off season and gearing up to train for some serious stuff in 2012! watch for my next post NEXT WEEK (promise) about the 2012 schedule!