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2017 Comeback Season
As we are coming to the end of 2017, it’s time for me to reflect on my race year and the goals that I made for myself. Last year around this time I made a list of race goals and I’m happy to say completed each one, injury free. My 2017 plan was to complete a triathlon a marathon and a couple of half marathons and that’s just what I did. I did travel to some states but they were states that I have already raced in so my quest to 50 still remains at 14 states completed.
This year my biggest goal and my main goal was to complete a half iron triathlon which is a total of 70.3 miles (1.2m swim, 56m bike and 13.1m run) and yes I finished. Although I finished almost last in all the legs I still finished and that is what counts. I say this now but it took me a while to let it sink in and not be so disappointed in myself with my performance and my accomplishment.
major accomplishment I had this year was a swim race, it was a 1.2 mile swim in a river in NJ and I did really well, I sighted well and finished at my goal time.
My next goal was MCM marathon in DC 26.2 miles, I felt good until mile 16 where I became dehydrated and the water stations were too far apart, don’t usually run well in the heat either and the temps were mid 70s which i need to work on dealing with the heat better. I am happy to have marathon #5 under my belt.
My last half was the Rocky Challenge, which was a 5k followed by a 10 miler, the temps were really cold 24 degrees and I was sick with a sinus infection but it didn’t stop me from running this race which has been on my bucket list for a while. The race turned out well and it was an amazing day in Philly.
I completed 2 more races coming this month December Jingle Bell Jog and a 15k. The Jingle Bell Jog was my friends first race which I was super excited about, one was coming from retiring from obstacle course races and the other one was her very first race and they both did amazing.
My race goals for 2018, I plan on going back to the Adirondacks to complete a half iron again and doing better than I did this year, NYC Tri July 1 and a half ironman later in the summer. I’m hoping to complete 3 states and 2 marathons one of which is NYC Marathon.
2017 was an epic race year and met new friends along the way, looking forward to see what 2018 brings.
Until next time Happy Swim, Bike, Hike, Box, Run!!!