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Getting ready for the St. Paddy's Day 5-Miler – Geek Turned Athlete

Getting ready for the St. Paddy’s Day 5-Miler

I have my first race of the season tomorrow. I’m a little nervous which is funny considering it is only 5 miles, and I did an Half Ironman last year.

My goal is to average an 8 min/mile pace. I will be ecstatic if I can average a 7:24 or below min/mile pace which would mean that I qualify to start with my running group for Bloomsday (a huge race over here in Spokane). If not, no biggy. I start in a corral 1 or 2 rows back from them if I don’t qualify. The course is supposed to be mostly flat tomorrow.  I can only give what I have!!  We shall see. I don’t want to think about it anymore because I’m just getting myself worked up!!!

Thanks for all your votes for my next swimsuit!! As you would have guessed, #1 won out. However, swimoutlet.com nor tyr.com did not have my size. If you are a size 8-12, they have your size!! Order it, so I can live through you. I think that suit is super cute. It is probably just as well, because apparently I didn’t read more about the suit. It has padding in the breast area. Some of you may argue that I need some padding (ha!), but I really don’t like my suits to have padding in them. I’m fine with my small breasts. Besides, I don’t care what my boobs look like when I go to the pool to swim as a workout as long as they have some support.

None of the suits except for #4 came in my size. I went with the pink version:

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And I also got this suit:

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Thanks for all your help on voting. A lot of you had some great tips on what you look for in a good suit (racerback v.s. regular, etc.)

Gotta get some sleep for the race tomorrow!! Good luck to any of you with races tomorrow too!!

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  • Erica March 12, 2011, 11:27 pm

    Good luck! I’m sure you will do fabulous :) And I loved suit 4!! So I’m glad you got it 😉
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  • Nrmrvrk March 12, 2011, 11:52 pm

    I’m confused. Only one of the suits came in your size or only one was in stock in your size. Are you at the extreme end of the size range?

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    • Nicole March 13, 2011, 2:40 pm

      Nope. I just didn’t feel like explaining every suit.

      #1 see above

      #2 and #3: not available on TYR website– also out of my size on swimoutlet.com

      TYR.com only has the most current swimsuit line on their site.

      Apparently, everyone is out of the most common sizes. 😉

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  • Kara March 13, 2011, 1:45 am

    Good luck at your race!
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  • Alanna @ Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes March 13, 2011, 4:17 am

    hrmmm, maybe I’ll get number 1! I’ll have to take a look at the size chart :)

    Good luck on your race, may the course be with you! hehe
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  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 13, 2011, 5:14 am

    Good luck!
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  • Megan March 13, 2011, 8:20 am

    I did a St. Patty’s Day 5 milers yesterday and it was my first race of the year. I was also a little nervous, but it was a chill local race, so nothing to really stress over. It poured the whole time…hope yours is dry! Have fun!

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  • Sana March 13, 2011, 9:53 am

    Just wanted to let you know that after our body hair tweet convo, I shaved my legs and arm pits.. It had been a while 😉
    Oh and I went for a run!

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    • Nicole March 13, 2011, 2:40 pm

      hahahaha. yay!!!

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  • Beth March 14, 2011, 3:11 am

    I think it might be too late for me to wish you luck, but I hope you did well! I can’t wait to read the race recap!
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  • Sock Runner March 23, 2011, 10:10 pm

    Those suits are cute! I’m not really a fan of pink but I like the shade on this one. How was the race? I hope you enjoyed it. :)

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