My next race is coming up soon, in 2 weeks - the inaugural Subaru Banff International Triathlon on Sept. 11. Should be a fun one! I haven't really been training a huge amount, just average, and in the pool it's been much less than average with unfortunately next to no intensity (last week I only swam once!), so I'm a little uncertain on the fitness going in. At least it will be a beautiful venue! I'm sure the air temperature in the mountains in September is going to be quite chilly and the lake temperature is going to be even chillier. I honestly don't mind as I frequently do better when it's cooler. Geoff and I are going to drive up on Thursday, and come home Saturday after the race is over. The dogs will be heading to paradise at the Barker's kennels in St. Albert - they absolutely LOVE it there!
After that, I decided I am going to jump into the Rotary Run For Life (10km), which I have done every year since 2006, and this year it happens to be on Sept. 12. I will be doing this race just to participate and for the cause (suicide prevention), and will certainly not be expecting any amazing performances as it is the day right after Banff!
Geoff and I are getting married on Oct. 9, so plans are well underway and everything is organized. I just recently realized that it is on the same day as Kona - darn! I will try and check in on the updates throughout the day, whenever I can... however, maybe not during the actual wedding! Ha!
Geoff found me a new plan to replace the Soma Half Iron on Oct. 24, which has now been turned into a duathlon (um... no thanks!):
This looks like a really cool race! And I LOVE sprints! It's on November 7, so Geoff and I will fly down to Arizona on Nov. 5 (I can't go any sooner due to work commitments going on that week), and stay with his parents who will also be there - Deborah is doing the race, too. The distance is a 750m swim, 26km bike, and 5km run, so just a little longer than a standard sprint. Geoff likely won't be racing as he is still recovering from his Achilles tendinitis injury and the treatment he underwent 2 weeks ago (PRP injections). Hopefully this will heal it up for good!
Also, I signed up for a race in 2011....
I'm not a fan of the Ironman-brand 'M-dot' races, but in this case I can make an exception as it is Hawaii, after all! Geoff hasn't signed up yet, he's waiting to see how the Achilles turns out. Keeping my fingers crossed he is able to race:) I'm also trying to convince Alice and Stephen to sign up as well - come on you guys, you HAVE to come! This is going to be an awesome race!
That's all my news for now...