Anyway, scheduling races is becoming more and more complicated but for good reason. Regardless it is a challenge to do all the races you want but make sure you are properly trained and rested so you can do your best. Case in point is where I am right now. My big race this year was Ironman St. George. After I completed it (by the skin of my teeth!) I have had very little energy to train and really needed some serious rest. When I look back on things I essentially have been training for something for the last 3 years! I have Vineman (a 70.3) in 5 weeks and I am in nowhere near the shape I hoped I would be. When I mapped out my 2012 schedule I had hoped to try and qualify for the 70.3 championship at Vineman. That will not be the case but I am fine with that. My plan is to have a solid race and just enjoy the day.
So here is my plan for the rest of this year and next year at the moment:
- Vineman 70.3 July 2012
- RAD 10K October 2012 (I have never trained specifically for a 10K before)
- Half Marathon December 2012 (hoping for a PR, specifics race TBD)
- Boston Marathon April 2013 (hoping for a PR and running under 3:30)
- Ragnar Chicago June 2013
- Iroman Canada August 2013 (If I can get in)
There will be some shorter races thrown in to keep life interesting as well as going to some races as support crew. I am really looking forward to the next 12+ months of racing or at least continuing to challenge myself. Now time to work out my training plans!