I’m signed up! In my 9th year training and racing Ironman I was able to sign up for a race four months before race day. Amazing.
Back in the day, you had to sit online one year before race day and hope you got it; or volunteer the year before.
Ironman Florida was one of the races that sold out minutes before registration years ago; but I got in four months before.
As I start to plan my training this morning – Oops – I counted wrong. On Monday, it will be 13 weeks before race day. I better get training.
This is my first year training east of the Mississippi River. I’m excited to train in the big city of Concord where I can walk to the pool, run and bike out my door. I thought Tucson was a training mecca. I think I’m pretty lucky to live where I do and be able to train for #7 Ironman.
Off to run in 98% humidity. At least the sun isn’t out.
After living in Colorado and Arizona for the last 13 years I never needed rain boots.
After moving back to New Hampshire in February and several continuous days of rain it was time to buy rain boots.
I bought these LL Bean Wellies by chance at the LL Bean Outlet in North Hampton. With rain in the forecast for the next four days, they have become an essential.
Speaking of taking care of your feet, after this morning’s run I remembered that I should wear my compression socks to aid recovery from the street pounding.
I’m a big fan of Smartwool. My socks are the Standup Graduated Compression Socks. I don’t wear them as much as I should so these I’ve had for about two years and still hold up; meaning they really help soreness.
This blog is about ultra running in New Hampshire although I’ll be racing around New England. I was signed up for a 50 Mile race in Arizona in March 2017 and deferred to 2018 so I have an even bigger race next year.
The reason I started this blog is to write about ultra running as I get older and to share tips and strategies for training and nutrition. I’m 46 and started running and racing triathlon over 10 years ago. It’s harder to recover now, yet I still have ambitious goals for racing and competition. Racing is a relative term: I’m not fast. I like competition and finishing races in new places. I rarely raced the same event twice.
I love running this route when I have a short run. Just over three miles. Halfway through I run by Gibson’s bookstore and the Capitol Building. The street by the capitol building in the above picture will be bustling tomorrow with the kickoff to the Saturday Farmer’s Market; I can’t wait.
Downtown Concord is quiet early in the morning – a great time to run there.
As I circle back home, I see all the flowers blooming. It is a dreary day and the start of four days of rain. I’m glad I got the run in. #runNH