Iron Girl go time

b4 8653 Iron Girl go timeSunday’s the day I get to see if doing a triathlon is just like riding a bike. My Iron Girl sprint is finally here and I’m pretty excited to do a tri again.

This race is a particularly fun one: It’s in my backyard, I know the course, and I know many of the other women who will be doing it. I’ll have my family out there cheering me on. And while I love running and run training, I do think triathlons have the edge on fun when it comes to the actual event.

Some fun facts about this race–it has 2,500 women doing it, making it the largest Iron Girl event in the country. There are 650 women registered in the 40-44 age group alone, meaning that that age group will have three waves (mine has two). Distances: 3/4-mile swim, 17.5-mile bike, and 3.5-mile run.

What are my goals? I honestly don’t know. It’s been five years since my last tri–can I do the same kind of times? I really feel clueless on the answer to that. I told my friend Janelle, who is a super stud of a triathlete and will win our age group, that my only goal is to not see her out there. We are in the same wave and the bike and run courses are both loops–if I see Janelle, it will be as she comes back in as I head out. And that wouldn’t spell a good day for me!

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This kit times 400!

As part of Team Fight, I’ll be one of 400 women raising money for the Ulman Cancer Fund–there’s gonna be a lot of yellow out there on Sunday, which I think is fantastic. On that note, this is your last chance to donate and be entered in my raffle; I’ll pick a name on Sunday after the race. I know I’ve hit you over the head with the fundraising, but it’s a great cause and there are some great prizes to be won!

So wish me luck–I can’t wait to get this show on the road!



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  1. Sending you super-mega-tons of luck! Have a fantastic time! Can’t wait to read about it :)
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  2. Good luck. I’m looking forward to reading the race report.
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  3. Good luck! Fast may you run!
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  4. Fantastic! I’m sure you will do great. All the best and have a lot of fun!
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  5. Have a great time!
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  6. Have a blast! I can’t wait to hear about how it goes!
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  7. Enjoy your reward for all your hard work
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  8. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do great. :) We’re all rooting for you! Definitely let us know how it goes.
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  9. Good luck…you’ll do great!
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  10. Good luck and have fun! That’s amazing how many women are participating- I love it!
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  11. GOod luck and have fun! SOunds like a great event. I bet you’ll be fabulous!
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  12. Woo hoo!!! Best of luck and have fun!!!
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  13. 650 women in your age group?! Wow, this is a big race!!! I love that it is in your own backyard too so that your family can cheery you on. Good luck I will be thinking about you on Sunday.
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  14. Luck luck luck. My hubby is doing his first tri in 2 years on Sunday.
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  15. Good luck! You’ll do amazing!
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  16. I can’t wait to hear all about it! Have an awesomely fun time while you kill it!!
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  17. I did my first triathlon 2 weeks ago after 23 years….it was so much fun (well, mostly :)). Mine was large also – loved that. You’ll do great, have a blast!
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  18. Good luck this weekend, and have fun! Can’t wait to hear about it!!

  19. see you there! :)

  20. You’re going to do awesome. Have a blast!
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  21. Good Luck! And as far as those glycogen depleted runs I did one 14 miler and it killed me, but I got one step closer to my “racing weight” ;)
    Nice to have you plugged back in Miss Zippy!
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  22. Good luck! We will be tri-ing on the same day:) Woohoo!
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  23. Good luck and have a great race!!! Most importantly, have fun. Can’t wait to hear about it.
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  24. Awesome- now that I know what a triathlon entails, I’m genuinely excited for you! :) Enjoy it, and who knows, you may even surprise yourself!
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  25. Good luck and have so much fun!!! I think you are going to do great. I think it’s awesome that you are doing it and I will be cheering you on from WY! :)
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  26. OLYMPIC GOLD! That outfit is fresh and is going to make you go super duper fast… i can feel it.

    Have a great swim, a fabulous ride, and a spectacular run!
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  27. Good luck! I have a feeling you’re going to surprise yourself and kick some ass! Maybe you’ll see your find right in front of you.
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  28. YAY Tri time!! I hope you have a super race!! Good luck!
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  29. Wow, 400 women out there in that awesome Ulman racing kit! That’s going to be so cool. You are goIng to do amazing. Best of luck. Can’t wait to hear about it.
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  30. I’m excited for you! Have fun!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
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  31. I think you’ll do very well AND have a lot of fun because of all the social factors. Can’t wait to hear the report!
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  32. Good luck and have fun! I’m sure you’ll do great though.
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  33. Good luck and have a great race for a great cause! You’ll be fine, relax and go with the flow. It’s been about five years since my last tri too, so I understand your concern, but really, just enjoy it. That’s a whole lot of women, though :-)
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  34. I was so planning to go down there and cheer everyone on today, but, uh, I didn’t. I finally got a long run in yesterday and it wiped me out. I hope you had a great race though!! :)
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