Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Getting psyched up; which races to do?

The amateur triathlete is back! I am trying to choose from the following list of races to work towards. I don't want to choose too many! This is so exciting. I had such a hard time narrowing it down. Here's a calendar of the cool upcoming races in this area that I want to do:
  • 7/3 10K St. Louis Track Club--downtown St. Louis (Eads Bridge)


  • 7/4 5 mi run/20 mi bike--Biathlon--Hillsboro, IL

  • 7/17 Sprint Triathlon (300 yd swim/9 mi bike/3.2 mi run)--Ballwin, MO


  • 7/17 4.5 mi run/20 mi bike Touring Cyclist Duathlon--Fairview Heights, IL

  • *7/24 0.5 mi swim/19 mi bike/5k run--Show Me State Games--Columbia, MO
  • *9/17 1/2 mi swim (lake)/15 mi bike/4 mi run Trail of Tears Triathlon--Cape Girardeau, MO
  • *10/9 500 m swim/21 mi bike/5 mi run Sprint Triathlon--St. Peters, MO
  • 10/22 5K run for your life--Tower Grove Park (St. Louis)

This is still too many, but the ones with the stars are the coolest.


Mon said...

LOL! You have the trail of tears as a cool one.....sounds painful!!! But hell, to me they all sound painful! go on with your bad self, you should be proud to be able to do those!

Rachel said...

Thank you! They motivate mem to keep a scheduled workout routine. Can't slack off or it will be PAINFUL on race day.

Kevin said...

They all sound great!! and you are starting to sound like your old self some. I cant wait to run in my first one. It kind of gets me excited as I read through your choices.

I need to take the action to start planning to run one and just sign up. I think I have decided to do one next spring. I dont feel like I have trained enough (I am like you in the sense that I will probably be much better prepared than I will need to be). furthermore, I am having a procedure done on my heart in august...nothing major, but I want to make sure I heal up before I try to run anything.

Good luck choosing a race.

Rachel said...

I hope your heart is okay! Take it slow and have fun with it. I like the races b/c they keep me excited about working out. I love "training" instead of simply "working out."