~ Things like should I train for a 1/2 marathon, a full, do I want to work towards an ironman or maybe a 70.3?? I'm taking it slow for now and enjoying my 5k racing and training, because I like doing short, fast interval workouts and improving my speed. Maybe I will throw in a 10k? Since my last planned race is on Thursday, I've started looking for some races to compete in over the next few months. It is going to be cold, but I don't want that to stop me from racing until it gets warm again.
~ I've found 4- 5ks that I definitely want to participate in, actually it is a winter run series. For the month of January they have a 5k race every Sunday at a different Long Island NY State park . They have a summer run series as well, which I did one year and it was great, the one thing i'm nervous about with these races is the cold! I still need to find a race for December, possibly my 10k. I am also thinking about the LI Half Marathon (or maybe, but probably not the full marathon) on May1st. We shall see...
~ I'm feeling great about Thursday's race. I got in a good interval/pacing workout on Saturday and yesterday I ran 4 miles at 7:30 pace with the last mile being around 6:50. I've felt very strong, comfortable and confident at 6:50 pace and I am ready to rock it. Plus I got my new headphones yesterday and they are awesome :D I went for the in-ear ones this time bc while the iPod ones don't fit in my ears right, these skull candy ones come w/ 3 different sizes and are made w/ flexible rubber. I tried them today on my short leg stretching run, perfect!
Love the color!
~ Possible earlier triathlon (my current planned one is at the very end of August)- Great South Bay Sprint Triathlon, on June 5th. Actually I just found this whole calendar of Long Island Triathlon events that are all a possibility. This 70.3 at the beginning of October, in Montauk (love it there!), looks very promising :) And I am definitely liking this Duathlon in May to prepare for my first tri. It is a run-bike-run (1.8-10.5-1.8) and it is 5 minutes from my house. I am really looking forward to the coming spring/summer, I have BIG plans!!