I met up with my coach last Tuesday and we talked about how we were going to set up my races for next season. We’re going to set up the year with two peaks. Coming into things, we’ll cram May and June full of races, learn a lot, and then nail my two late summer races in August.
After we met, he gave me a homework assignment to pick races according to the following guidelines 1) The races between now and June that I want to do, 2) 6-8 races May-June, and 3) pick a half ironman (70.3).
Here’s the list I came up with:
|1||2/16/2014||Arizona Half Marathon||Sunday||50|
|2||3/3/2014||ORRRC Splash n Dash #3 (5k only)||Monday||0|
|3||4/16/2014||ORRRC Half Marathon||Sunday||25|
|4||5/7/2014||ORRRC GRCP 10k Trail Run||Wednesday||0|
|5||5/15/2014||ORRRC Vandalia 5k||Thursday||0|
|6||6/1/2014||Hawk Island Triathlon (Sprint)||Sunday||50|
|7||6/4/2014||Speedy Feet Wed Night Tri #1||Wednesday||15|
|8||6/18/2014||Speedy Feet Wed Night Tri #2||Wednesday||15|
|9||6/22/2014||Camp Meeting 10k||Sunday||10|
|10||6/29/2014||HFP Mason Triathlon (Sprint)||Sunday||55|
|11||8/11/2014||USAT Sprint Nationals||Sunday||95|
|12||8/31/2014||HFP Great Buckey Challenge (HIM)||Sunday||125|
The first half marathon (HM) is something that I already planned with my brother, and the 4/16 HM is also already planned. I want to get some 5Ks in because I want to get my PR down a bit. I know I can do it. I’ve also never done a 10k before or a trail race, so it looks like I decided to do both at once.
The ORRRC (except for the HM) races are “free” because I paid for a yearly membership of $25, and generally most races are then free. The Speedy Feet races are super cheap as well, which is good. The half ironman is probably one of the least expensive as well. Fortunately I race with Team Revolution that sponsors two races, so guess which ones I’m going to pick? :)
The Hawk Island Tri is the one race I want to nail in the first peak (a lot of friends from Team Revolution will be there, and I want to place well, if you know what I mean ;p ). The sprint nationals and the half ironman (HIM) are the late season peak. Both of those will be awesome to do. I’m looking forward to getting my speed up for the nationals, and the HIM will be my first 70.3. Lots to look forward to!
There will likely be some post August races as well, but it’s really early to plan those. It’s always exciting to look to the future. Who knows, I might get a late season marathon, or hammer the 5Ks! Ooh, a century or two would be awesome.