Thursday, July 9, 2020

And then, goals change.

2020 was supposed to be my return to the land of athletic misadventures, my comeback year if you will. I had grand plans culminating with racing Ironman North Carolina 70.3 in October. Alas, due to progress going slower than planned in both the training and body composition fronts, I was skeptical that I would be prepared for this event. Mix in the risk of the event not even happening due to COVID-19, I felt that my plan was off the rails.

I saw on one of the many Facebook groups that I subscribe to that some athletes were asking for deferrals until 2021 and some, but not all, were being granted. So I gave it a shot and Ironman responded that I could defer. So I did.

So the 2021 goal is now:

  • Beaverdam Olumpic Triathlon in April 2021
  • If my training is going phenomenal, Ironman Eagleman 70.3 in June. The current odds are 1:4 against.
  • Outer Banks Olympic Triathlon in September 2021.
  • Ironman North Carolina 70.3 in October 2021.
The dates are all up the air as is everything these days.

Game on.

1 comment:

Carolina John said...

Those are solid plans for 2021, I agree I think the NC races will all get canceled this year.

Beaverdam is a beast. Also a few years ago there were reports of alligators in Falls Lake, former pets. but check this report out

Also the OBX tri weekend is incredible. That is such a fun course I ran the half there twice but never did the oly. Biking over the bridge back to the mainland makes that course incredible. You've got to hit Jockey's Ridge state park too while you're in town.