Tuesday, January 08, 2008

To 2008 and beyond...

On one of my last posts, Mike asked about my race plans for 2008.

Originally my plans for 2008 involved focussing on tone, shape and size rather than endurance or even "fun" racing. The weight I've gained and the fitness I've lost has put me right off running a BQ, and, frankly, I've got another 9 years or so before my qualifying time goes up, so I don't need to do that now. But something about just going to the gym, pumping weights, run commuting and the odd spin wasn't quite doing it for me, especially when I hit the pool yesterday and thought about how well I might be able to crank through 2100 yards if I got to working on swimming again.

The exciting thing was, P is keen to expand his endurance horizons and to start swimming, so we've decided to train together (/alongside each other...) for our first Half Ironman! Tauranga is out, as it's likely to be my hen's weekend (which wouldn't, in itself disqualify it, except that my hen's weekend will be a joint one with my best friend who's wedding is two weeks before ours), but Rotorua 08 and Auckland 09 are both possibilities. We're both inclined to the prettier, but harder, Rotorua course, but it's also earlier, which is a bit frightening!

So, here's to hitting the weights room, moving semi-permanently onto my bike, cranking out the 100s, and, most importantly, training with my Husband to Be!!

11 comments:

Wes said...

Yay for doing a half IM :-) What's a hen's weekend? Is that some super secret kiwi femme goodness type party I should be invitedd to? ROFL!!

Kathy said...

Great, another starter for Rotorua - should be a regular "blog fest".

SUB6 said...

We'll be getting a 'Bloggers Doing Rotorua' team kit next :) .... mmmm now there's a thought! :) haha

Kate said...

Hmm.. and not a bad thought either!

Kate said...

Wes- hen's night = bachelorette party :-)

Wes said...

Oooh! I wanna be the only man at a bachlorette party :-)

Steve Stenzel said...

Have a great 08!!!!

Michele said...

Half Iron?!?! Exciting. Looking forward to following your journey.

Kieran Mischewski said...

Looks like Rotorua is going to be the place to be. Hands down the better course in my humble opinion. I'd better enter or else its going to be a sell out at this rate!

Coach Tammy said...

YAY for HIM! You've got to loose weight? If that is you in the picture in the previous post I have two words for you: shut. up.

:)

Rachel said...

Sounds like great goals. Plus, you're getting married!!! It's going to be a great year.