|San Juan Islands|
|Cedar Lake is the first flat spot. 1,400 ft in 2 miles. That's an average 26% grade.|
|Raptor Ridge Viewpoint|
What I'm really the most excited about was my track workout this morning. It was not a beautiful day for running intervals. The rain was coming from all directions and the backstretch on the track felt like a wind tunnel. But hitting my splits boosted my confidence and has me excited for racing. After a mile warm up with some high knees, butt kicks, dynamic stretching and strides, I got into the meat and potatoes of the workout. 400m, 800m, 800m, 1200m, 800m, 400m, 400m, 100m, 100m. The 400s and 800s were at a targeted 18min 5K pace, the 1200 was 38min 10K pace and the 100s were all out. Let me tell you that was some hard work but I hit every split. I'm pretty excited about my progression so far and that it's early in the year. My goals for training are to stay healthy and to not over-train. Which means a little more core work and continuing my daily yoga/stretching routine. I put a race schedule up earlier this year but due to being a broke college student again, I've had to prioritize the most important. As of right now this is how it should unfold.
June 22 Lake Padden Triathlon Bellingham, WA
-Hilly bike and run
July 13 Ocean Shores 70.3 Ocean Shores, WA
-Flat as a pancake but with winds
August 11 USAT National Championship Milwaukee, WI
-Urban waterfront on Lake Michigan
September 8 Tri Turtle Tri Seabeck, WA
-West Sound Tri Club local sprint
September 15 Kirkland Triathlon Kirkland, WA
September 22 Portland Triathlon Portland, OR
-Flat bike and hilly run
Until then I'm going to keep working on my run, get in the pool more often and set the bike trainer up so I won't have an excuse to not ride when its raining. I do live in WA and should not use it as an excuse to run in glorious trails instead of mind-numbing trainer intervals. We'll see what happens.