Monday, August 16, 2010

Another IM - IM Texas!

I just couldn't help myself... I really did not plan on doing an Ironman triathlon next year; but then they went ahead and created a brand new IM event, right here in Texas! So... here we go again... May 21st, 2011 I will be participating in the inaugural Ironman Texas :)  If the weather patterns hold from the previous couple of years, this is going to have the same super-high humidity (90+ percent) and even higher temperatures than IM Cozumel. That means I'll have to have a smarter race to avoid another 5 hour marathon/walkathon.

I'm starting to put together my training plan, which will kick in around October for the base phase. I'm not a huge fan of cold weather riding, but I'd definitely prefer to deal with cold than be doing 5 and 6 hour bike rides with high temps of 100+ degrees! Then come race day, I'll just pray for some clouds and maybe even a bit of light rain : )

Right now, I'm getting myself ready for a mission trip to Haiti in September. A lot to do between now and then. Hopefully I'll get at least one more blog post out before the trip...



  1. How cold does it get in Texas at winter, just wondering.

    I bet after that race in May, they will do exactly what they did to IMAZ, the first year of IMAZ was held in April, which was already in the 100's, the following year, they moved it to November, you figure WTC would have figure this out for Texas, since its like AZ but with humidty.

    I am excited for you

  2. Dec/Jan/Feb lows average around 40; some days that get below freezing and the rare snow/ice combo that brings the area to its knees :) We're just not used to it, I know for those in the north anything above freezing is gravy!

    That heat/humidity combo could be brutal, that's for sure...