August 16, 2010

One more tri!

Aflac Iron Girl Sprint Tri - August 28th
So, I have been thinking about doing this race since early this spring when I found out about it.  It is an inaugural race in Boulder this year and I thought it would be fun to do.  But, I didn't know how my season would end up after my Half Ironman, so I never registered for it.  Well, I came across the website the other day and started thinking again about how fun it would be to do.  What I like about the race is that it is a pretty small event, it's a sprint distance, and it's an all women tri.  I talked to my husband about possibly doing it and he was all for it, so I registered for it this morning!  Woohoo!

My plan is to drive up early from Denver on the morning of the race by myself.  My husband and boys will meet me a little later once the race starts.  There really is no need for them to get up at 4:30 to drive and sit in the car until the 7am race start!

The distances are a little funky for a sprint (1/4M swim, 17.2M bike, and 3.1M run), but I am actually really excited about doing it!  Plus, I know two other bloggers, Kathleen at Dare to Dream, and Julie at You Just Have to Tri, that I would love to meet up with.   I thought my tri season was over after my Half Ironman, and I am thrilled to be able to do one more race!  Yay!

36 comments:

Emz said...

YAY for you.

So impressive.

Alisa said...

yay fun!

PS I didn't mention it before but I really like your new blog layout and marathon countdown!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Awesome! This does sound like a fun one. Hopefully you do get to meet up with those other bloggers. And thank you for your kind words and encouragement on my blog!

Jill said...

That's very fun you are ready to tackle another tri, yay!! Having just had a blog-fest weekend, it IS so much fun. Countdown to Denver Marathon is fast approaching....very cool!

Jon said...

Sweet! You are gonna have a blast and all of your HIM conditioning is gonna make you go FAST!

Java Joggers said...

Half Iron Man??? That's awesome!!!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I don't know.... sounds kind of sexist to me. "Aflac Iron Girl"? and it's a sprint distance? Come on now, what are they suggesting about girls? that iron to them is a sprint.... (tongue in cheek but kinda not really !!)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I've heard great things about this series - have fun! My kids are doing the Chicago kids Triathlon the same day - we'll be thinking of you.

Barbie said...

Have fun and goodluck. You will do great.

Krista said...

Sounds like a fun race. I'm excited to hear what it is like to race with only women!

abbi said...

Yay for registering! I love the feeling of signing up for another event!

Regina said...

Nice. They have one here too in Syracuse I think, but it was sold out asap! So it's Danskin for me once again. Good luck!

P said...

HOORAY for another tri!! I'm so jealous of your 1/4 mile swim. :P

Julie said...

I'm excited you've signed up!!! We will meet up for sure. I'm looking forward to competing in Boulder. You've done your share up there but I've not been up there at all this year except for some practice. I was a little disappointed that they shortened the swim, I thought originally it was a 750m. I'm still thinking about Crescent Moon too, are you doing that one? Maybe not though with the 1/2 marathon training.

Kelly said...

I keep thinking about doing it too. If I don't, my season is over. Kinda sad about that. But not sure I can pull it off, since would be driving from Vail.

Running and living said...

You are going to rock it. The bike is longer, so that is an advantage for you! I am racing the day after, my first HIM !

Kelly said...

Yay!! I'll be there too...Would love to meet up!

Kristin (Triathlon Dreams) said...

YAY!!! You are going to love this race!!! Good luck!!!

Melissa said...

Good for you! I am amazed by anyone who can do a tri!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Julie - it will be fun to meet up! Maybe we can find a spot in transition before the start! I decided not to do Crescent Moon b/c my oldest son is actually going to do his first tri that same day! I've heard it's a fun race though.

Kelly-you should definitely come from vail and meet all of us and race! It will be fun!

Other Kelly (:))-I'll try and get a mass email out to you and the others to figure out where we can all meet up!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

1/4 m swim?! that sounds like my kinda race!

and I'm doing an all women's tri over here in CAL that day too;-) The Luna Sprint tri

Have fun! You're gonna smoke it;-)

ShutUpandRun said...

Excited to see how this one goes for you!!!

Cynthia O'H said...

That's great. There's nothing like another race to re-ignite the fire.

Kathleen said...

Yes, lets make it a point to meet up. I have done this race in Las Vegas and they did a pretty good job there. They have a sitdown breakfast afterwards (I assume they will be doing this at the Boulder race as well) so while we should me before the race, maybe we can all "do" breakfast together and finally spend some time without worrying about getting to the port a potty and out of transition in time.
It will be nice to be at an all women's race after all the Boulder races.

Christi said...

You go girl!

Runners Fuel said...

How fun!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh meeting other bloggies often convinces me to do things!! And hopefully if I keep reading I'll stop being so scared to sign up myself

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

How fun to do a women-only tri! Have a blast!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I heard nothing but great things about this race organization, I know you will have fun, and maybe get on TV, they broadcast these races

Caratunk Girl said...

I would love to check out one of those races - there are never any close to me. Good for you!!

And we get another awesome race report!

Sherri said...

Way to go!
How fun to be able to meet other bloggers1
Can't wait to read about it!

Aneta said...

good luck! u r gonan do awesome!

Colleen said...

You're going to have a blast and based on your training, you'll kick major butt in the process! :)

Tricia said...

awesome, have fun!

teacherwoman said...

I have heard many good things about the Iron Girl Triathlons! Sounds like fun!

Julie said...

You can totally do this! Not only can you totally do this but I can see you finishing at the top:) This is exciting news! Rock this one and show us what a super Tri stud that you are:)