What’s Next?

After Ironman Wisconsin 2014, I participated in a few running races including a 5K and a 10 mile trail run.  Both of these were challenging in their own way, but neither of them required me to train much.

I’ve been giving my body some much needed down time after Ironman, but have been super anxious to get back into a more regimented training routine.  Training for an Ironman requires a lot of time, patience and coordination with the spouse, but we’ve both decided to pull the plug and register for Ironman #3…look out Ironman Boulder…we are coming for you in 2015!!

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28 thoughts on “What’s Next?

  1. Wow! Good for you! I give major props to those that tackle the IM beast in back to back years! I have not totally decided if I will do a second IM, I just knew that it would not be next year! I can relate to wanting a more structured training routine though. I am still enjoying the flexibility, but know I will be setting some different goals for next year that will require the set training plan, that I respond to well. Way to aim high for 2015!

    1. Thanks Lee!! I had 3 years between the first 2 Ironman races and I decided this time around to give back to back Ironman years a try and see how it goes. I’m excited to get back into a training plan 🙂

  2. I’m so excited for you, Kecia!!! I looked at potentially doing IM Boulder, but decided I wanted to do one a little closer to home so I can drive. Can’t wait to follow along your next journey!

    1. Thanks Kristen!! It will be within driving distance for us and one we should be able to stay with lots of family and friends during the taper for so we can acclimate to altitude 😉 I’m excited!! I’m also super excited to follow your IM Whistler journey and still have my eyes on it for a future race 😉

  3. Woohoooooo! So excited for you guys, Kecia! Boulder will be amazing, and I can’t wait to follow your training next year! It’s gonna be a good year 🙂

    1. Thanks Abby!! We decided on Boulder because I have the summers off and we have so many family members and friends who live in Fort Collins/Denver/Boulder area. We are going to head out for about 3 weeks prior to acclimate and see everyone while getting some taper training in at altitude 🙂

    1. Thanks Amy!! I may have some questions as we get closer. We are planning to go out to Colorado for the 3 weeks of tapering, so we can acclimate to altitude and practice parts of the course 🙂

  4. That’s fantastic – Boulder 70.3 was my first longer distance course, and I couldn’t help myself either and signed up for the full in 2015! Good luck to you!

      1. Definitely! We have lots of friends and family in the area too which is a major plus, so that made it an ‘easy’ choice (as if signing up for an IM is ever easy – ha!).

      2. We also have lots of family and friends in the area and are planning to go out for nearly 3 weeks before the race to acclimate to the altitude and train on bits of the course. This factor did making signing up for IMBoulder a bit easier, but your right…signing up for an IM takes some serious considerations 😉

  5. YES!!!!! I knew it!!! I am kind of jealous!! I would like to do an IM next year but i know once i start training i would be upset with myself so i am just going to wait a year! It will be nice to get the race done before school starts too!! it is going to be an epic year! Excited for you!!!

    1. Thanks Leslie!! I’m super exited!! I agree that getting the race done before school starts up will be nice. I was going to take a year off, but the IM Post Blues hit a bit hard. I may start training more seriously sooner rather than later…I don’t do well with a lack of schedule 😉

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