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Archive for March 2018

Iron-mama Blog – from Ironman to Pregnancy and Back

          

Archive for March 2018

A Race Director and a Triathlete

The last couple of months I've been working on putting together my first ever 5K as a race director. It's been an insane amount of work from coordinating everything with the race venue to advertising for the race by visiting run clubs every other week. I can't complain though because I've enjoyed getting back out there and meeting new people. However, the day finally arrived and as stressful as it was, it was also one of the most rewarding days I've ever had. All of the work had paid off and the event was a success. We ended up having 197 participants and raised over $700 for The Max Cure Foundation (the charity we were working with). Overall, I was extremely pleased with our end result. Not only pleased but humbled as well as my friends and community came together to help support me.

The following day was my first race back into the triathlon season. I didn't tell too many people I was racing the next day because I wasn't too sure on how I would do. The 5K had taken more time away from training than I would like to admit and I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to have a good race. Not only was I physically tired the day before but I knew mentally I wasn't very prepared either. I had suffered an injury to my lower back two weeks prior to the race and was seeing a chiropractor three times a week. 

Now, there was a girl from work, Ana, who was racing for the very first time that day and it helped me to focus on her and trying to help her get ready for her first ever triathlon event. Once I got to the race site I settled into my race day groove by unloading all of my gear and walking around to clear my head. It was my very first time wearing the tri suit from Alex's Bicycle Pro Shop and I got compliments from my suit right away. My teammates spotted me easily and it was pretty nice hearing them simply say hi to me and yell encouraging words while they were warming up. Being part of a team feels nice, and you don't realize how nice it feels until that moment where they cheer you on. 

Ana and I finally got to the swim start line and it was a little intimidating. The water looked pretty rough and she was already talking about skipping the swim. The race officials ended up cutting the international distance swim course to the sprint distance due to the rough water conditions. As we watched the swimmers go out there we saw a couple of people getting rescued which didn't calm down my anxiety. Then they called my wave; it was do or die - quite literally lol. Once the race started I focused on cutting to the right. I quickly got into my groove and actually felt extremely comfortable in the water, which is funny because I never train for the swim. My last swim was the day of Miami 70.3 in October. Crazy? Yes. I actually enjoyed the swim until I had to get out of the water and the waves continually crashed on my back pushing me back into the water making me swallow in the water and panic a little. I ended up getting out (obviously or I wouldn't be writing you today) with a time of 11:35 - 2 minutes less than the previous year. 

I ran from the water all of the way to my bike and man does that short distance hurt. I remember thinking to myself keep going, keep going, keep going. It's funny how your mental mantras really do work. I found my bike - trusty old Shelly and put on my gear. As I left the transition area and mounted my bike - I told myself out loud to rock and roll. I quickly found my cadence and sank right into my pace. The ride was fun andI hit some areas of pretty strong wind but I managed to maintain a 20 mph pace for over 10 miles. I knew I had done well even though I didn't realize at the time what my actual speed had been on the bike. I went 0.7 mph/average faster than last year.... 

As I came back into the transition area I knew I had been doing well but this was the area I was most nervous about - the run. I had been experiencing a lot of issues running ever since hurting my back. I could feel my hip, back and legs each time I managed to feel good enough to run. The chiro told me I would be fine after I left his office on Friday but now we were about to put my body to the test. I told myself to just hold under a 9 min/mile if I could. As I sunk into a comfortable pace I felt good. I told myself I could do it. I felt fine until halfway through my run. At the halfway point it felt as though my body was starting to shut down. I was feeling pain throughout my legs and my body kept yelling at me to stop. I knew I could keep running though - so I did. As I neared the last mile I knew I could hold strong; I just needed to see the finish line. As I jogged I was passed by someone in my age group. She started pulling ahead and I just let her go. I would learn later I should have pushed myself just a teeny bit more. AS I crossed the finish line I was excited. I ran the entire thing.

I saw one of my teammates and we talked for a bit. I cheered him and a couple of other people on along the way and it was so much fun to see a support crew out there on the course (and holy crap are they good)! We went to go check on our results. I saw the 30-34 year old age group and my heart sank for a second. I didn't see my name and figured I was no where on the top, and then I realized my name was on the previous screen where I had placed 3rd in my age group. I smiled. I worked hard. As I checked out #2's results my smile disappeared. I lost by 2 freaking seconds. I know, I know - you were in pain and worked hard you're thinking AND you're right. However, if I had pushed myself just a little bit more I could have made it. You look back at some of the parts of the race where you may have cruised and thought to yourself "if only". Well, lesson learned. Honestly, I was proud as hell of myself to finish strong AND also to beat my time from last year by about a 1:30 minutes which is pretty good.

Overall I learned some key things during this race. 1 - Your swim start is extremely important. It can set the whole tone of your race. It's good to find your pace and focus in on your swim mechanics/breathing. 2 - Race hard, but know your limits. You're pushing your body to the max so be weary of uncomfortable versus pain; 3 - lean on your team. Being a part of a team is important. It definitely gives you the motivation and encouragement you need for the race. I'm so honored to be part of not only my Iracelikeagirl team but also Alex's Bike Pro Shop team.

 

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