Now that my MRI adventures are behind me (pretty please to whoever up there decides whether or not there are to be more tests – hear my pleas) I’m in the market for a race or six.
This year I’m planning ahead. In 2008 I trained all year for one Olympic length triathlon. My first ever. And then did a sprint length one a month later just to feel fast.
In 2009 I trained all year for a bike century. My first ever. And then did a sprint tri a couple of months later just for fun.
This year I’d like to have some sort of racing plan that builds throughout the year. And I’m hooked on triathlon so I want to do more of those. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll attempt a half marathon. Something to jump start my running and break me out of my slowpoke pace.
I have a strategy question for you serious competitors. Is it good to start with shorter distance races in the early part of the year and build to the longer distance? Olympic is going to be my long distance – maybe the Big Kahuna in Santa Cruz. Ironman still scares me. Maybe next year.
So what should it be? I’m such a novice.
And if any of you are racing in the Bay Area let me know and I’ll add that to my list too. It would be super fun to be in the same race as a friend – even if you’re at the front and I’m at the back!
I have to get with the program…can you believe Vineman is already sold out?!