Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BLT...And Not the Delicious Kind

It is Biggest Loser Tuesday once again. I have about an hour and a half before I need to get to the Y and set myself up on a treadmill. Some unfortunate news: no Empire State Building Run-Up this year. I got the email a few hours ago. I'll build up my running resume more this year and apply again for 2012. And who knows, it may have been a blessing in disguise. I haven't trained for it as much as I planned to and I did some stairs on Saturday that just about killed my legs. If you've ever done a marathon (or any distance much longer than you're used to running) and then tried going down stairs, you know what I mean.

I also got the indoor triathlon results yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find that I ranked 16th out of 36 female competitors. That's not fantastic, but considering my swim was what it was, I was proud. There are 5 triathlons in the series and then a final championship tri which takes place on March 27th. The top 10 competitors from each race are invited to participate in the championships. If I can improve enough by the time the fifth one rolls around on March 6th, maybe I can sneak into the top 10. So that's a new short term goal of mine, which works out well since, in light of the ESBRU news, I'm down a goal! Here are the full standings for the tri:

As far as workouts go, yesterday I took a morning loop (6 miles) around the park with my friend Vineet. It was really cold. I think when we started it was 25 degrees, though I imagine it warmed up as the sun rose. Tomorrow morning I'll be doing a morning run with Team Lipstick. There's a snowball fight warm up involved, so obviously I'm all about it.