I started this post November 9th and have been so indecisive, I'm just now posting it (and I'm still not done......). I almost titled this post, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" since I can't find an early season 70.3 that really works for me. I also feel like a slug when I re-read my off season plans
. Without a big race scheduled, I just don't have the motivation to get on the trainer (that is changing today!). I have been running 18-20 miles a week, shy of my 30 mpw goal, but way better than being a couch potato.
I'm struggling to get my 2012 race season scheduled. I would like to do a 70.3 or two and would really like to do a full Ironman. My cousin Len is doing IMC in late August. He has been a big inspiration for me getting in to triathlons, so it would be really cool to do IMC with him. The hitch is it's 2000+ miles away and sold out except for foundation slots, read $1200 entry fee (I need a sponsor :-)). There is another full Ironman that same day in Louisville Kentucky which is about 6 hours from my house. It isn't sold out, but the downside is the heat and humidity (and it's not as beautiful as BC). It's been in the mid-nineties many times making the marathon a death march. Yet another choice is Rev3 in Sandusky, OH which is about 9 hours from my house. I haven't given up on doing an IM this year yet. I'll decide by January 1st.
So here is my 2012 Race schedule so far (updated 1/2/2012)
January 28th - virtual 5k
- check out Adam's blog. He's pretty funny.
April 15th - half marathon - St. Louis, MO - maybe ($80 seems steep for a hm)
May 5th - 52 mile ride
- Mount Pleasant, MO - maybe ($85)
May 13th - Sprint - Effingham, IL - registered ($70)
May 20th - Oly - Carlyle, IL - registered ($65)
June 24th - Sprint - Cohassett, MA - registered ($90)
July 22th - Door County, WI HIM - registered ($190)
August - ??
September - ??
October 7th - Private HIM?
October 21st RnR half Marathon St. Louis - registered (half off 11/11/11 $55)
Time to start training......