2008 Race Schedule or What Was I Thinking?
Here is what I’m looking at for 2008. What was i thinking?
January 1 – Resolution Run 10k completed in 49:59
January 12 – Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon
January 13 – Walt Disney World Marathon
That’s right. A half and a full back to back. It’s called Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. I signed up back at the end of January 2007 and can’t believe a year has already passed. Yes – I am ready for it and looking forward to it!!!
March 30 – ING Georgia Marathon (anyone up for a century ride in the North Ga mountains the 29th?)
April 26 – Tri The Parks Carrolton Sprint Triathlon (?)
May 17 – Beast of the East 1/2 Ironman (*)
July 4 – Peachtree Road Race (*)
July 20 – Ford Ironman Lake Placid
October 5 – Emerald Point Sprint Triathlon (?) A return to the site of my first triathlon
October 25 – Ridge to Bridge Marathon (?)
December 13 – Rocket City Marathon (?)
? – indicates a tentatively planned event
* – indicates a definite that I just haven’t registered for
bold – indicates my ‘A’ race. THE ‘A’ RACE THAT I’M TOTALLY STOKED FOR! Sorry for yelling. BUT I JUST CAN’T WAIT!!
Ironman is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. Of course I see it and deal with it every day. In fact, I’m 194 days and 22 hours away from the starting cannon right now. It’s not so much the gorilla for what it is as much as I don’t know what the rest of my season will look like after it. I know what I want to do, but I’m going to listen to my body as I recover and do what my body tells me. Right now I know that I can run a marathon one day and 3 weeks later run another. Starting July 21st I’ll learn what proper recovery from an Ironman means.
I’m sure I’ll do a 5k somewhere along the way, and maybe the Possum Trot in June. But that is basically it. This is the year of Ironman for me. Hopefully it won’t be my last.