Monday, March 1, 2010

"new years" in March

Has anybody noticed that today is March 1st AND it falls on a Monday (which I consider the first day of the week). New month. New week. For some reason it has the sentiments of New Years Day for me and I'm super jacked about my training/racing schedule for March.
Maybe because I am finally getting serious about my training season. Maybe because February was kinda a weird month with traveling and other scheduling conflicts. Maybe because trees, shrubs, and bulbs are in full blooming mode right now. Whatever it is, I'm welcoming today as a fresh start to the beginning of a new kick-ass season!
Every weekend of March I have a race:
3/13 - St. Patty's Day 5k
3/21 - The Big Climb Stairclimb race
3/27 - another 5k
I feel major PR's coming my way!!!!
I got this book online and I love it! I used it in the pool the first time this morning and it was a fantastic workout....3100 meters. I haven't had this good of a swim workout in months. I bought it because it coincides with another book I'm using for 70.3 training (currently base training). So glad I did.
Sample workout:

Here's to a killer March.


Amanda said...

YES!!! So excited for March, just to be that much closer to spring. That's awesome that you have races coming up every weekend, what a fun month this will be for ya.

the gazelle said...

Alisa has that book, too, and although most of the workouts are out of my league right now, I am probably going to pick one up for me, too!

Here's to a GREAT march!

Amy said...

Cheers to March. I can't believe it either. LOVE the book. (Still no drinking?)

newrunner said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm so excited about a new month!!! Have fun month with your races!!!

Molly said...

March comes in as my second favorite month of the year, I'm down with the fresh start too!

I'm slightly jealous that you have spring, I'm watching the snow fall right now.

Running and living said...

Yay, I love the energy. 3000+ for a swim is awesome. The most I've done was 1.5 miles! Looking forward to reading about those prs!

Niki said...

Yay for March! Bring on the warm weather!! And please pass me some of your motivation!

Jocelyn said...

You are totally going to PR this month! WOOOO

Meg said...

What a COOl book! What? You're not drinking? Is that true? I'm so happy it's MARCH! February was NOT one of my better months...glad it's over.
You sound super excited for training, glad to hear it!
Again, no drinking??!

fitinthecity said...

I'm super excited for March! Good luck with all your races :)

Ali said...

Great March! I like that book, that's exactly what I need for the pool (if I ever go again). I just swim laps get bored and leave.

Tara said...

Whoot! Happy "New Year"! Here's to a fresh start to the racing season.

Ummm, what's that stairclimber race? That sounds scary. And hard. Good luck!

Drinking yet?

jen said...

I love the idea of March 1 as New Years. I kind of want a re-do on 2010 so I'm going to get on board with this!

Yay spring and race season. You're going to do great.

I thought of you when I saw signs for Gig Harbor! If I was up there longer I would have made a point to meet up. Maybe next time?

Staci Dombroski said...

That is exciting! I love the look of the book. So organized :-)

Marathon Maritza said...

I was so lazy at the beginning of the year, I need a re-do too! I like now-New Years!

Happy swimming and kick booty at the races! Can't wait for your recaps.

Kristen said...

That looks like an awesome book!

What are you using to train for your half ironman?

Alisa said...

I have that book too! So now when I list which workout I've done you can follow along =).

I've got a 5k coming up---haven't run one in so long wonder if I know how to just run 3 miles.

Alisa said...

I did the Muscular Endurance #2 yesterday but acutally thought it was 4 x 100 for 2 sets and then the last one 3 x 100 so I ended up doing 2500 yds---arms were JELLO! It's mean to do put a 300 pull after FAST 100's.