I have been pretty quiet on the blogging front lately for a couple of reasons. First I haven’t had any huge races lately so that tends to keep me quiet because there isn’t much going on training wise. Well, now that I have signed up for Ironman Arizona expect that to change. I have a lot of training and several big races leading up to my A-Race in November 2014. Get ready for some graphs and training summaries!!! Second, we have a new addition to our big complicated family. Some of you may know I have a blended family with my partner in all things, Quadrathon. We have 4 young boys between us so life was busy already, but…. we had a girl! Girl dog that is! She was rescued from a great rescue out of Apple Valley California. She is a coon hound mix, we named her Cali (for California), and we couldn’t be more head over heals for her! She even has her own Twitter and Instagram (@adognamedcali)!
And the last thing (but most exciting) is Quadrathon and I got engaged! I couldn’t be more excited! He is my soul mate and I am so excited to be with him now and forever!
OK, I am super excited!!! I am a Vanderkitten VIP. Yes, I know I am more of a dog person when it comes to pets but I am so honored to be a Vanderkitten VIP this year! So far it looks like an amazing group of women who do awesome stuff!! This has got me even more excited for 2014!
**mad props go to my boyfriend for suggesting I go for it!
As you may know I have signed up for Ironman Arizona 2014 and that is a huge undertaking. My amazing boyfriend has entered me in to a contest on Facebook to get some awesome nutrition support! Please please please vote for me!
Click here to cast your vote.
I went to Arizona to volunteer at the Ironman in hopes of getting a spot in the race for 2014. I got my spot! So now starts the year of prep. I am trying to decide what level of commitment I want to make to this race. Do I just want to finish better than I did in St. George in 2012? Or do I really want to do the best race I can do? As a result I am seriously considering getting a coach. I would love to hear your experiences with having a coach.
I made a plea a couple weeks ago about the need for a plan for my next marathon in March. I got some great feedback from some friends (Thanks Jill and Taryn!) and so far things are going well. I have suffered in the past from IT band and peroneal issues so I am treading very lightly while ramping up my running. The one thing that I am doing differently is that I am taking the time after every run to stretch. I know you are thinking “Duh Becca!” but I have never been good about this part of training. I want this Ironman next year and I want it bad. I will only get there if I get serious about my training. I hope to keep steadily increasing my weekly mileage and staying injury free over the next month. Then it is time to get my marathon training going. Wish me luck!
The things my kids find on YouTube…
I am currently working on getting my base mileage back up and I need help. I plan to run the Los Angeles Marathon in March and I need a training plan. I am currently running very little and I don’t think I will be able to handle the FIRST plan for this marathon. I only want to run 3 times a week (maybe 4) and I will cross train on the bike (and maybe swim). Goal marathon time is 4 hours. Suggestions?