Kelly the Culinarian: My 2/3 of a half Ironman weekend

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My 2/3 of a half Ironman weekend

My girl, my girl, my girl
I have one epic weekend coming up at the end of this month.  I already signed up for the Venus de Miles with MacKenna and Jenny on July 29. It's a 61-mile, ladies-only bike ride that starts in Lake Forest and includes food, adult beverages, facials and fun.  It's a ride, not a race, but it's longer than the 56-mile bike ride portion of the half Ironman I plan to tackle next summer.

Then, Jaime, A.K.A. Running Diva Mom, left me a message that I won a giveaway on her blog for an entry the Heatbreaker Indoor Half Marathon on July 28, which is the same weekend. This is the same distance as the run portion of the half Ironman, too. A half doesn't quite fit into my training plan, but I'll be moving things around because I'm really excited about this race. It's the first time they've done this during the summer and it will be at a track at a skating ring. So on Saturday, I'll drive up to Milwaukee to participate in the 10 a.m. heat, running 48 laps and hopefully beating my last half marathon time of 1:57 at the Big Hit Half Marathon.

Do I wear this?
Or is this better?
Then, I'll drive back to Illinois to stay with my parents before waking up super early to rock the Venus de Miles ride.

I'm going to have to put on my big girl panties and make this work. It's going to take some coordination to knock out both of those events in a weekend (which I'm calling my BGP Weekend), as well as pack everything I need for a race, a bike ride and a night away. I'm at a loss for what to wear for an indoor half marathon. It's going to be between 50 and 55 degrees with no wind, no sun and definitely no snow.

So do I wear what I wore for my last half marathon in Kentucky? It was pretty cold that day and I rocked capris and a short-sleeve top.  Or, should I wear shorts and a tank in hopes that I'll warm up and feel comfy?


Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

I've wanted to run the winter version of the heartbreaker for years! Perfect temps. I'd prob wear capris & a tank.

I can only hope you have something left to pound some miles with me @ Venus! Good luck & enjoy!

Unknown said...

I've heard you should dress for 20 degrees warmer than the current temps, because that's what it feels like once you start running. I assume this means, wear what you would wear if you were doing something easy (like going for a walk) in those temps. So, what would you wear if you were going for a leisurely walk and it was 70-75 degrees?

Kim said...

I would go for tank and shorts! But I am always hot!

You will rock that weekend! But probably be exhausted on Monday :)