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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, nor 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!!

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • 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?

    • 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 only has the most current swimsuit line on their site.

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • Nicole March 13, 2011, 2:40 pm

      hahahaha. yay!!!

  • 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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