Guess who is racing this weekend?

Thanks to some bitching and moaning by the masses, the super awesome HFP Racing lowered the fee for the JCC Independence Triathlon to $50. I had actually contemplated registering on Monday, but with the online fees, etc, the total was coming close to $80. That, I just could not afford. I CAN do $50. That means I'm in, and revenge is coming.

Last year, the JCC tri was my first ever sprint length triathlon. I had done one super sprint length in the women's only series prior, but that was it. You can read my race report HERE. While my swim went well, I had some bike malfunctions, and I totally bonked on the run. My final time was over 1:44. This year I am gunning for sub 1:30.

I also love the fact that in last year's race report I mentioned that I wanted to race this in a year and not be Athena - done :-) Love it!

In other news, I went out last night and met Lifetime's Cycle Club for a group ride around Hoover. Unfortunately none of us had a computer on us, so we have no idea how far we went. We rode for about 2.5 hours and got in some great hills and fast flats. Overall, lovely experience. Because my handing is getting more stable, I actually don't mind the group ride thing as much as I thought I would. WOOT!

What plans do YOU have for the Independence Weekend???

PS - Did anyone see that next month's Runner's World cover is a lady in a running skirt?


Kristin said...

YAY to racing!! good Luck! Ill be at a BBQ!! :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Some of the Team Roll girls to that LT ride. I heard its fun and low key

I am staring at that email, did you also notice the $10 off next years race code as well?

Christi said...

Have a great race! I am going to do a couple of long rides with friends.

M said...

BDD, there were a couple ladies with the roll shorts on!

Matty O said...

Just keep reminding yourself of last year, let the emotions flood your head. You will do awesome this year :)

Have an awesome weekend! We are going to Pittsburgh for the kenny chesney/zac brown concert woohoo!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Hooray for getting to do a race this weekend and yay for it being 50 instead of 80 dollars. So much more affordable!

i love that Runner's World is putting a girl in a running skirt on the cover. I love running skirts :)