Monday, February 8, 2010
my first race coming up on feb 28th is a pure run, the gasparilla half marathon. my goal would be to place in the top 3 of my age group. i'm gunning for a 1:40:00 or less. that would be sweet.
now here is where i'm not sure what race to do. should i do this sprint distance on march 27th: 400 yard pool swim / 11 mile bike / 5K or this one 820.20 swim in lake / 13.67 mile bike / 5K ? i keep going back and forth in my head thinking that maybe the triathlon in a pool is kinda sissified and i'm no sissy. the other side of me is saying, it would be a great way to get my feet wet again (no pun intended) and it's closer to home than the other one. i don't know. anyone? can you help me make a decision? i'm always open to suggestions.
the next event on the list is the 3 mountain, 3 state challenge at the beginning of may. it's a century that starts in tennessee, winds thru bama, then thru georgia with lots and lots of climbing, which i love...looking forward to that.
the last race i have in mind is on june 10th called the dunedin beach sprint triathlon. this one is 1/4 mile beach swim / 12 mile bike / 5k run.
if i can find a half iron or an oly distance somewhere between july and august, i may consider doing it, otherwise, i'll just hit the training and build up for the full iron in october.
something else i was thinking about today and was wondering if any of you out there feel the same. i almost enjoy the training for events more than i do the actual event sometimes. not sure why that is. i think that's why i don't do a lot of races during the year. i pick and choose a few special one's here and there. i used to do a lot of running races in the late 90's, early 2000's and between travelling to the races, race fees, hotel fees depending on the race venue, it really burned me out and took the fun out of racing for me. being picky about what races i do has worked better for me mentally and physically. i look forward to racing.
overall, i feel good about my upcoming, somewhat tentative schedule of races and events. i'm excited about it too and can't wait to get out there and put all of this training into a race situation.
much love and peace out!