Friday, October 15, 2010

Wernick Racing Weekend

This is a busy Wernick racing weekend. While I will be racing in Austin, Steven will be racing his first marathon in Long Beach.


Steven is ready! PB put a training plan together and Steven did all the work. He put in the long runs, speed work, and other than a small achilles issue that sidelined him for a few weeks, his training went off without a hitch. I was impressed with his ability to listen to his body while training. A few times when he knew he was overly tired or something didn't feel right he wasn't afraid to cut a workout. I like to think this comes from years of watching me train (and sometimes screwing things up), but I'm pretty sure it's just because he is smart and knew it can be better to skip a workout or cut one short than spend multiple weeks sidelined by injury.

There is something awesome about a "first" - whether it be your first marathon, ironman, triathlon, pro race, etc. I think it is always special. You enter the unknown and finish sometimes humbled, but often more confident. 

So to my speedy husband - go after it on Sunday. I'll be thinking of you as I'm trying to chase girls down in the Austin heat. I am very proud of you and really wish I could be in two places at once. Go crush the Wernick marathon PR!

19 comments:

Kim said...

Oh - and I left out of my message - GO STEPHEN!! Hope he has an unbelievable experience and ends up coming back for many many more (after some time of and rest!)!!

t-odd said...

Good luck to both of you this weekend! Let's celebrate both of your fantastic races when I get out there. Safe travels.

Running and living said...

Good luck to both!!!!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Oh that is AWESOME :) GO STEVEN!! I wholeheartedly agree with you, there truly is something special about your first. Those are the ones that mean the most to me. GOOD LUCK to the both of you this weekend!!

Michelle Simmons said...

Hope you both do great this weekend!!

Snakebite said...

Bestest of luck to both of you!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

You are both going to do great!!

Matt said...

You both will crush it this weekend, have fun and good luck to Team Wernick!

Beth said...

Go Stephen!!! The marathon is the only running PR I have left in the Shutt house. :) Hope you both have spectacular results this weekend!

solarpowered said...

I agree -- firsts are so special. Go get it, Stephen! Have a blast! Good luck to BOTH of you!

GoBigGreen said...

OH how fun! Get it done so you can compare your race stories:) Good luck both of you!

Meg said...

I didn't realize this was a first for Steven. Hey, I'll try to take some non-blurry pictures of him...wish me luck. I hope you have a fantastic race, too!

m said...

Good luck to you in Austin and to Steven in his marathon!

Chris - TriTopics.com said...

Good luck to both of you!!!

Emily Cocks said...

Good luck to the Wernicks!
-Emily and Andy

Caratunk Girl said...

Go Team Wernick! Good luck to both of you this weekend! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Good luck you two! Can't believe you're both going to miss the other's race. Your friends will have to seriously step up :-)

Black Knight said...

Good luck to both of you. The first marathon is a milestone for any runner.

Giorgio said...

I hope the weather will be perfect for running. Good luck to both of you on your races!
Have a beautiful fall Sunday!