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Monday, March 31, 2008

Kona or Bust!

That is exactly what Rachel wrote at the top of my last year's training programs and I had to stare at it everyday before my workouts, whether I believed it or not. And, on Saturday at Oceanside, that dream came true. I qualified for Kona by taking 2nd in my AG at the California Half Ironman in Oceanside. (Final time: 5:11:17)



I had a strong race and finished without a smile on my face- just like Rachel encouraged me to. I didn't want to save anything the way I usually do on the bike, and thought I would be a bit more aggressive than usual, and then if I had to pay for it on the run, I had to pay for it on the run. But, that didn't happen. I ended up running a very strong, 1:41 Half-Marathon (7:47 min/miles) and I felt great. (Sunday I was really sore, but that is besides the point). I had an easy spin today and a swam about 2000 tonight to stretch things out. I feel pretty good, but heading to bed. I will do a full race report soon, but just wanted to get out the official news that I indeed qualified- now, to kick butt in Kona...

Back to the drawing board...

HAVE THE BEST WEEK AND, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH PURPOSE AND TRAIN HARD!

6 comments:

Kyle said...

Well done Miss Lilley...now the real work starts, eh?

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Nikki M-M said...

I can't believe how freaken awesome you are!! keep kicken' a$$

Nikki M-M said...

ohhhh, now should I come to AZ or Kona?!?!?!?

triclancy said...

You are such a rockstar and I loved seeing you (in my shower) on in Oceanside!! Congrats on your incredible race and your Kona slot! This is your year baby!! XoXo!!

Anonymous said...

Great Job Erika! Keep up the hard work and most importantly....HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! MN misses you

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