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The next big thing!

Yeah, I know that I'm planning on a trail run in June.  And it's not even here yet.  But for some reason, I have another goal that I'm really looking forward to!  What is it?  Well, I'll get there.

My thought process went something like this:  Last Saturday, I ran 11 miles.  This Saturday, I'll be running 12.5.  How long will that take?  Like 2 hours. 

That's a long time. 

What's next? A half-marathon?  Not sure.  It seems like so long to be running for 2+ hours.  Much less 4+ hours for a marathon.  I know it would be an accomplishment, but this is coming from someone who gets bored watching TV and has to be surfing the web or reading a magazine during most shows.  So yeah, marathon?  Probably not.  Half?  Yeah.  But that's not my next big thing. 

I asked Jess what I should do, and she gave me some suggestions.  But I finally settled on this one.

Here are some clues:

0.5 miles

12 miles

3.1 miles

This is one the Best of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration started April 1st.

And it will take place on Sunday, July 18th...at 6:55am...at Seward Park in Seattle.

That's right!  I'm registered for the 2010
 


I'm so excited!  I've never done anything like this, but there's no turning back any more--I've already paid the money, so I'm doing it.  Any sugestions or tips?

Looking back at the 2009 results, the "slowest" of the males 30-34 category finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 43 seconds.  My goal?  Beat that by at least 1 second.

2:26:42

Thursday:
30 minutes on exercise bike
15 minutes on stair stepper
50 situps
50 push ups
2 60 second front planks
2 30 second side planks; each side
4 miles walked/ran
prayed
read the bible
read my devotion

Total:
60 minutes on elliptical
60 minutes on exercise bike
60 minutes on stair stepper
250 situps
250 push ups
6 60 second front planks
6 30 second side planks; each side
7 miles walked/ran
prayed
read the bible
read my devotion
fast

Weekly Calorie Count:
Sunday: 2,185 Calories
Monday: 2,095 Calories
Tuesday: 2,230 Calories
Wednesday: 1,475 Calories
Thursday: 2,320 Calories
Friday:
Saturday:

Daily Average: 2,061 Calories.

4 comments:

  South Beach Steve

May 28, 2010 at 5:10 AM

This is an awesome project/goal Beej! I have nothing to offer as far as tips, but I am anxious to see how this all comes together.

  Kimberley

May 28, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Woohooooo!!! This will be so cool! My only tip is practice, practice, practice. Then it will just feel like a regular workout!

  Tara

May 28, 2010 at 10:44 PM

AWESOME!!

I'm signing up for the one in September at Greenlake!

Sorry Beej, girls only!

  beej

May 29, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Funny, Tara! I was all ready to join your tri...bummer!