so what is my motivation today?
Peaks to Prairie!
It is an adventure race that isn't until April, but I get to do it for the first time this year. There is an 8.8 mile run portion, a 43 mile cycling leg, and a 23 mile paddling leg down the Yellowstone River. No, I am not doing all three, but I am doing the run leg!
Here is what the website says about the race
Looking for some adventure to add life to your Spring training regimen? Or how about a challenge to take on with some good friends? Look no further than Peaks to Prairie, a unique Montana challenge that spans from the heights of the Beartooth Mountains to the open majesty of the Yellowstone River.
Registration isn't open yet and they haven't even set the date, but usually it is the third weekend in April. Being a part of a team makes me feel even more pressure to perform well and run fast! Makes me nervous even thinking about it.
The run leg drops about 900 feet over the length of the run, but I have heard this is a little deceptive as there are some pretty good hills in it as well.
Here is the map from a previous year. The course will be the same this year.
So my team better be committed for it this year. I want to do it really bad! Should be so much fun.
What is your motivation today?
Ever heard of or done Peaks to Prairie?
Wow, that is cold! The wind is what really bites. That is great motivation to get out there! Sounds like it will be a great adventure!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a lot of fun!!ReplyDelete
My inspiration is you, running in 3 degrees, wind, and snow. Yikes!
That looks like an awesome race! My motivation for today is just to rest and recover from my half yesterday!ReplyDelete
It's not QUITE that cold where I am, but it's snowing sideways here, too! Kinda derailed my running plans- maybe tonight :).ReplyDelete
That race sounds like so much fun! I think that would be the only way I would ever be part of a triathlon/duathlon ;).
Looks like fun! I hope that wind stops soon so you can get out there.ReplyDelete
That sound so awesome. I would love to do team thing like that. My motivation is my 3rd marathon in june, plus it is my first out of state marathon. I am really excited about doing it. My old running partner and new running partner are also doing it with me. That makes this marathon even more special than the last two.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of the race but it sounds great, something that Abbey over at Half Dental Floss Will Travel would love! She does tons of adventure racing!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great run and definitely something fun to look forward to. :)ReplyDelete
That sound like so much fun! The thought of a jiggly butt and thighs motivates me:) Although it doesn't motivate me enough to run in the snow or 3 degree weather!ReplyDelete
What a cool race!! Adventure racing sounds like a blast - nice to mix it upReplyDelete
That looks like such a cool race - Sending you hopes of lower winds and less snow!ReplyDelete
That race sound fun! I'd love to do a team tri one day, mostly because then I don't have to bike :)ReplyDelete
I like the cold but 3 degree F with snow blowing ... ok .. that just gave me the chill bumps!ReplyDelete
Peaks to Prairie sounds like an exciting and fun event. I cannot wait to hear more about it! I bet it is beautiful!
That sounds like so much fun but man! That 43mile bike would kill me!! (Can you see how out of shape I am lately???)ReplyDelete
3 degrees? Freaking awesome! The fact that that triathlon has no swimming? Awesome! Having to swim has temporarily pushed me from triathlons. Bring your camera for this one! I want to see pictures!!ReplyDelete
My motivation is that after 2 weeks of couch25k training I have lost 6 lbs. Woohoo!! And of course you are motivating me,too with your COLD weather and wind. I'm glad it's a mere 56 degrees here in Alabama! :)ReplyDelete
Great job! My inspiration today was running for Toni's Virtual Birthday Run, I wanted to get it done (because I tend to forget things if I put them off). I had a great run before work.ReplyDelete
BRRR! I have zero motivation today :( I haven't run in a week because of a car accident and now I'm traveling for work, climbing the walls with anxiety. Hoping I can hit the hotel gym tomorrow morning. I need a fix and to snap out of my foul mood.ReplyDelete
That sounds SO fun! And amazingingly beautiful, I am sure. I love doing relays with others...nothing makes you push as hard. Have a blast with it!ReplyDelete
That sounds like such a fun race! I'd love to do some type of adventure race in the future like that.ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks like so much fun and beautiful.ReplyDelete
My motivation today?
I need to get out of the house. Mommy needs a time out when dad gets home. ;-)
Looks like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
I thought it was cold here at 16 - but 3?! Yikes! My motivation today...my kids had the day off and I needed some quiet time ;)
This looks crazy - so like something you'd do ;) and be awesome at! lol it seems like the scenery alone would be enough to motivate you through it.ReplyDelete
That looks like a fun race! I hope your team sticks this year. It was hard for me to get out in the cold and wind today...I may have said some choice words to that wind when it was cutting straight into me like a wall I had to run through...but in the end I was glad I put on my sneaks and got out there :)ReplyDelete
Love adventure racing!!!ReplyDelete
I'm catching up with your blog! This sounds AWESOME. I love adventure races like this, and your team is so lucky to have you as the runner.ReplyDelete