- Long Island Half Marathon on May 6. This is part of my quest of actually learning how to run. I figure that if I train to have a strong run during this race could validate my progress. I fully expect that there will be some races added as supported training runs including some of the NYRR Central Park runs.
- Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride on June 16. The website describes this event as "a tough, bare bones ride with the reward of great beer at the finish. This ride is for cyclists who enjoy great beer, are physically and mentally tough, take pleasure in the fellowship of others, don’t whine, excel in the face of challenges, play by the rules, and can ride 148 miles to the finish safely and without their hands being held." Also it notes that "there are a lot more cyclists than there are spots in the ride. Doing the ride isn’t easy, and neither is getting in." If I get in, great and I'll probably need Gran Fondo NY as a 100mile training ride on May 20. If not, the option will be do do an Olympic Triathlon in June. Leading candidates are Rev3 Quassy , RJA memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon or perhaps Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon.
- Musselman 70.3 on July 15. This is dependent on family obligations. My children will be performing a lot this summer and the probability exists that there will be a concert this weekend that would take precedence over racing. This might turn into the Montauk Lighthouse sprint triathlon instead or perhaps even nothing.
- Runner's Edge TOBAY Sprint Triathlon on August 26. Last year's version of this race was supposed to be my oldest's first grown up triathlon. She was ready but it got cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. This year she is a year faster and I am a year slower. Even so, bragging rights are at stake so this race is important.
- Shoreman 70.3 on September 8. Last year I did this race as a training day to simulate my Ironman pacing and nutrition. I had a poor run (as I expected going in) but I realized that this race has an opportunity to get a good time. I could do this race or perhaps FIRMman 70.3 in Rhode Island instead if I want a new race experience.
- NYC Marathon on November 4. I've never run a stand alone marathon and don't really feel that I need to. However, NYC is an epic event and if I'm ever going to do a marathon this one would be it. I'm going to apply for the lottery and if I get in I will rock this race. If not I may do El Tour de Tucson later in November or adjust my September HIM.
- Disney Half Marathon. January 12, 2013. Again bragging rights at stake but I have little hope of victory except against myself. I've done this race twice already and my daughter wants to do a half marathon. This race is fun and doesn't conflict too much (we hope) with school stuff. Won't need to decide for a while though but our intention is to race Disney if possible.
- All this may set me up for another iron quest in 2013 but let's not get too ahead of ourselves.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
During my down time I've been making event plans for 2012 (and a little beyond). I don't have a firm plan yet (more of a compass than a map) but here are my thoughts: