Thursday, October 20, 2011

Under the influence...

Yesterday I made a decision that was clearly influenced by post-marathon adrenaline: I registered for Ironman 70.3 Muskoka. [September 9, 2012]




Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka takes place in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, located just 90 minutes from Toronto. The 1-loop swim will take place in picturesque, Peninsula Lake. The 1-loop bike course circles Lake of Bays. The run will take you through Muskoka County, past pink granite rock and cascading waterfalls.




Ironman offered up a sweet $50-off deal for one week only and myself as well as a handful of friends took advantage. There will be no shortage of company during training and on race day!



Boston, a Half Ironman and Chicago for my 30th Birthday... 2012 is going to be EPIC!



Race report is coming soon, I promise!!

35 comments:

Deb said...

So, now you're blaming a marathon for taking you do the dark side? Oh, you've come a long ways. ;)

Awesome!

PS: you volunteering at a full ironman next year? I hear it's the best way to secure a spot for the following year...

lilmeg said...

Yaaayyyy!!!!!

Laura said...

Awesome, awesome awesome. What a year 2012 will be.
...seriously...where is your race report?

macnic said...

WOOHOO! Everyone is signing up for stuff these days!

Morgan said...

Awesome!!!!!!! Yup it's official, 2012 just might top 2011!

J said...

Ok marlene are you really running Chicago next year?? its like a sign! I was thinking about running it...A guy at work ran it this year and has been trying to convince me to run it. Idk tho Im so scared to run a marathon! I still feel so inexperienced as a runner since I have only done a few halves.

Oh and please update your PRs on the side - seriously!

Johann said...

Fantastic! You'll be great with this!

Robin said...

Looks like a good year coming up! Woo hoo...

Runners Fuel said...

Looks like a beautiful course!

bobbi said...

You are amazing! Congrats on BQ#2! I can't wait to read your race report, and it seems like each year just gets more epic than the last for you! KEEP GOING!

Teamarcia said...

Perfect! 2012 is shaping VERY nicely for you. Love it.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Wow, what a way to kick off 30!!! I'm impressed. Now off to check out your marathon report!

Leana said...

I am so excited for you that you signed up! Sounds like next year is shaping up to be amazing!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

YA! That's so so awesome! And what an amazing looking course.

A half-iron is on my list for 2013! I'm excited to follow your training next year :)

The Bignon Family said...

Sounds like an amazing year ahead!!! I can't wait to follow. I have found myself signing up for a race within 24 hours of finishing one- it really is like being under the influence!!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow, this is exciting, can't wait to watch your training through 2012. an epic year for year 30, can't beat it! exciting.

p.s. i'm thinking a 70.3 myself very soon... good stuff!

undeterrable said...

Looks awesome! I'm a little jealous. Doing my first tri next summer and shooting for Chicago as well!

Jill said...

Wow, it looks so pretty! You don't see trees like that in Colorado...all I can think of is SHADE! :)

You will do great, I have no doubt. Very excited for you!

Char said...

Why not! You're fit and fast - it's the best time to sign up and do whatever takes your fancy.

dietitianontherun.com said...

Love it. Next challenge: bring it on!

Um, seriously, we're being very patient! Race report, come soon! ;)

Alanna said...

Awesome! So when you decide to do a full Ironman you'll head out to BC, right?

ajh said...

I can't wait to follow this journey with you!

Boris Terzic said...

Sounds awesome! Good luck in training!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i saw the tweet you superstar!! can't wait to follow your training and have it motivate me even more!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i saw the tweet you superstar!! can't wait to follow your training and have it motivate me even more!

Joanna said...

It sounds like a great course, and YEAH lady, 30 is epic so far, for both of us!

Anne said...

Perfect! All that cross-training has definitely not hurt your marathon training...WOW!!!! You are going to have one amazing year! :)

Bethany + Ryan said...

2012 is sure going to be a kick-a$$ year for you!!! Wow, the more pictures I see of Canada the more I think i'd like to live there...looks gorgeous!

Richelle said...

Yay for your first 70.3! I'm excited to read about your training... there were be lots of kick-ass weeks!

2012 is going to be an awesome year for you!

MCM Mama said...

Sweet! You are going to rock 2012!

destination262 said...

Epic indeed! What a fun year to look forward to. Sounds like it's going to be the best one yet. :)

Jason said...

That place looks gorgeous. Will you try not to influence me to race this with you? Thanks.

Fran said...

This is so exciting! Looks like a beautiful place to do the Ironman. And yes 2012 will be EPIC for you and I look forward to be a part of it all the way.

lindsay said...

can i have some of whatever-you're-on?!? it must be good stuff ;)

Denise said...

yay!! so glad you registered for it!! you're going to love it.