Sonja's Outdoor World

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Races This Weekend

I have two races this weekend and the nerves are starting to build up a little bit. On Saturday I have the second installment of the Chilly Cheeks Duathlon. Last month was the first installment and I won the mountain bike division for the ladies (there was only 5 of us :)). I drove the bike course yesterday and it's 95% covered with snow and ice. I am praying that they make a last minute change to the course, but they haven't posted anything on the website. The race is a 1.5 mile run, followed by a 4 mile bike, then to a 2.5 mile run, and finishes with a 6 mile bike. Three transitions should be positively crazy!

On Sunday I am running the Frosty's Frozen 5 Mile. This is also the second installment of the "Winter Distance Series". I didn't run the first installment though. My friend Lindsay convinced me to run the last two. She signed up for the entire series. I'm excited about the 5 mile, it's a bit longer race than the 5K's (3.1 mile) that I'm used to. Lindsay did great on the last race, and we seem to run right about the same pace, so I'm excited to run with her.

So, wish me luck this weekend. It's supposed to snow the entire weekend, so my warm weather active gear is probably going to get some good use. I am really excited that both these races are in the Denver area. I'm not quite ready to jaunt back into the mountains after the car accident two weekends ago.


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