Monday, March 10, 2014

IM Chattanooga - and so it begins...

When we last left off, I was sitting on the couch catching up on my reading and trying not to cough up my lungs...

Since then, CR and I have been doing a little of this and a little of that...   We took a 3-gun class with Jerry, Kay and Lena Miculek last weekend.  Pretty cool as they are superstars in the world of shooting.

I am in the midst of organizing a women's shooting club at our range.  A huge deal for me as I am not exactly a social butterfly.  I was so nervous leading up to the event but as usual found there was nothing to be nervous about.  We had a great turnout, everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to the next one at the end of the month.

A Girl & A Gun Club - we had 33 people show up!
Went to a cool class on power meters.  Had high hopes to win one in a raffle but sadly did not. (insert sad trombone).  One of my friends did and I am so happy for her!  Checking into getting one for the bike, can see where it would be a huge help to me.

And in the world of training...

I have gradually ramped up my workouts back to more of a normal schedule (normal for me anyhow)  :)   I have run a couple of 10ks and managed close to a PR in both of them which left me feeling A LOT better about my level of fitness.  You know how it goes, you sit on the couch and you can almost feel the fitness leaving your body because you feel like you haven't been doing anything for weeks.  While the speed I had gained over the winter seems to still be there, I do think I lost some endurance which is normal.  Right now, a 10k feels like a long run.  I ran a 10k this past weekend and was told to do a 2 mile warm up beforehand to which I thought 'that will be 8+ miles, I am not sure about this...'.  Says the girl who just finished 48 miles over 4 days 6 weeks ago.  How quickly our mental state changes.  ha ha.

2nd place AG in this week's 10k!

With that, I am feeling like I am good to go and actually just started training towards IM Chattanooga this week.  I started working with a coach one on one for the first time which is kind of exciting.  After having done this distance three times on my own, it is kind of nice not to have to worry about scheduling all the workouts.  I am a little Type A so this might be a good lesson in letting go, right?  :)    The Daily Mile weekly report proclaimed my training last week to be "gnarly" so I would say things are looking up!

Week one is in the books - 29 more to go!