The past 2 weekends, I've attended 2 graduations: Rach's and my own.
I had so much fun at both, and became even more aware of how lucky I am to have incredible people in my life. I once read that accomplishments mean nothing if you have no one to share them with. Needless to say, this won't be a problem for me (now I just need to keep accomplishing stuff...)!
|Rach is such a smartie pants!|
And no, that's not my 'ear ring'
|Getting my hood, yo!|
|Getting ready to walk down the Hill!|
|Inside the KU Campanile!|
|On the football field!|
|I ran a 4.4 40 yard dash!|
I am currently in my last training cycle for the Kansas Half Ironman in June, with my taper starting in a few weeks. Training has been going pretty fantastic, and I'm finally seeing some speed come back on the run. In the last 10 days, I've had 2 50+ mi rides, a 56 mi ride + 6 mi run brick workout (the longest I've ever done), a straight 2500 yard swim (half ironman distance), my first open water swim of the year, my fastest 5K time trial (6:52/mi average), and a few 8+ mi runs. I'm definitely putting in some serious volume, but knowing that this is the last chance I have to put some miles in before the race is helping my motivation! It seems like everything is coming together! About time!!!
This weekend I have my FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR!!!!!!! The 5150 Kansas City Triathlon will take place this Sunday, May 20th at Longview Lake. I cannot wait!
I will be doing the Olympic Distance course, which consists of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run. I was able to get into the water yesterday at the lake, and also rode a lap of the bike course. I'm hoping to get out there again on Thursday and Friday to ride a few more loops of the bike and run courses. After that, I should be good to go!
Be back for my pre-race info for the KC Triathlon and what I'm going to try and shoot for! The race itself is going to be HUGE! Big enough, in fact, to warrant a change to the bike course a week ago to make sure there is no vehicular traffic. The last I heard, the totals were 1300+ for both the sprint and olympic races! That's a lot of peeps!
Have a great week, and thanks for reading!