I have my first sprint tri of the season on Sunday. I wish I was more prepared than I am but there is nothing I can do about that now. This is my benchmark race for the season which is good because I just have to improve from there. Of course this is the week that I decided to run and ride outside in my hilly neighborhood and totally killed my legs. I am hoping that they spring back in time for the race otherwise it is going to be a very long day. The strangest thing is that while pondering if my legs will return after rubbing them down with icy hot, I had a crazy thought. I wonder if I can fit training in for a marathon this year? After a short conversation with myself about the craziness of this thought, my rational side had talked my crazy dreamer side down to a 1/2 marathon. I crawled under the covers and passed out for the night. The next day I did some looking into training for the 1/2 marathon and the next thing I know my crazy dreamer side had pulled up marathon training and convinced my rational side that training for a marathon was the best idea. Not only that, but also to use the 1/2 marathon as a training goal on the way to the marathon. I am currently trying to be able to run a decent 5k and these are the ideas that I have. You know what they say, go big or go home. Marathon training has now been incorporated into my triathlon and cycling training. Let the good times roll!!