Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Round Four Begins

On Tuesday, I officially started my training for:

It is on November 27th, so I have about 8.5 weeks to prepare, which is about right.

Here's the scary part. If I have a good day, I really want to come in in 11-something. I had a good day in CP, I didn't taper much, and I did absolutely no speed work, and I came in at 12:09. I just need to find 10 little minutes.

I usually do not do 2-a-days during the school year. It is really really tough. I know it is tough for everyone, but I usually only do those in the summer and on holidays. BUT, you can't keep doing the same thing and expect the same I am doing those 2-a-days, and I was even on a track yesterday morning! Crazy!

So, in the same week, I am re-committing to my nutrition AND my training. Getting up really early to train, training after school/meeting/tutoring, and getting ready to do it again. It is a lot. But I can do it. And I am going to get faster. I know I am ready to get faster. I have a LOT of endurance right now. With the right fuel and the right training, I think I can speed this self up. At least I hope I can.

The real and constant challenge is balance balance balance. Sleep/food/training/work/family (friends are pretty limited for a while--sorry!).

I think I just needed to say it out loud. I hope it pays off.


  1. Go, go go! You can do anything for 8 weeks. I'm trying to recommit just to working on running speed and keeping up with Masters' swimming... Are you doing the Goofy challenge this year? I will be there for the half at least. It will seem like nothing after all this other stuff.

  2. You are so going under 12!! No problem!! (Just get the aero helmet) :D ha ha

  3. You are going to rock that race! Let your fitness carry you there (the two a days can't hurt!) :) xo

  4. Kacie!! You are going to ROCK IT!! You are my freaking hero BTW. Isn't George doing this one too? It is all mental, your body will be ready when the time comes.