So March 1st was the registration for the HHH (Horrible Hilly Hundred). A bicycle ride that sold out in 3 to 4 hours. Can you believe it. Not even a race and there was a Internet backup trying to register for this thing. I think it was pure carnage, people double booked, refunds given, and total craziness. I think signing up for IronMan Wisconsin was easier than this.
What's up with these 7 dollar registration fees?
But I'm in for the 200k route along with my fellow TRI-Club Moo Crew. But before that I finally registered for my 1st triathlon of 2007. The Rock-man Half IM, which is a week before the HHH. More "???" off my race list.
Actually my big goal for the year is to PR all my races, except for the ultras, then again it will be my 1st 50 miler, and if I finish upright I will have a PR... Woohoo.
Do I have High expectations for myself, maybe so, "In Search of suffering," probably a "YEAH"... But hopefully I can deliver, If not. I'm going to have as much fun as I can this crazy year.
So on the running front, after being injured last weekend with a knee tendon sprain or lets just say " shooting pain". I was going to take as long as I needed to let it heal. That pretty much lasted 2 days. Besides from giving up donuts and cheese danishes for Lent, I was so wound up by the 3rd day. I felt like the energizer bunny without his drum.
Plus strange things start appearing from Amazon.com, eBay, and bike websites at my doorstep when I have to much time off.
You like my new edition to "pimping up my ride?"
But 2 days of complete rest did make me feel stronger in all my workouts for the week. I guess there is something to rest.. So from a total of 17 running miles last week, I had a big task (for me anyways) to complete this weekend. 7 hours of total running scheduled over the weekend. You know what, It was hard, but I was able to do it with the help of some of my training buddies. So 21 miles & 3.5 hours on Saturday on the road, then 4 hours & 23+ mile trail run on Sunday.
Hmmm, 17 miles last week and a little over 62 running miles for this week. I guess I never was a firm believer of the 10% increase training rule per week theory. Even-though I didn't complete all of my swim and biking workouts I wanted to do last week, I think I met my overall goal.
Now hopefully spring weather will come this weekend. I really like the snow, but I must tell you, after this weekend I'm really tired of running in the snow and cold. I know soon it will change then I can start bitching how "hot" it is.