After several revisions........here it is.....my 2012 race schedule!!! OK, it's only finalized through the beginning of August but it's a schedule!
So, why the revisions? Well, at first I was planning on racing Eagleman in June. PIC and I were going to travel out to Maryland and try a "new to us" 70.3. We signed up last August!! But I really wanted to go (and race) Ironman CDA since so many of my friends and athletes were racing. Fortunately for me, a race fee entry fairy showed up on my doorstep and voila.....I'm in CDA. Of course, new coach nixed the Eagleman/CDA back-to back (well, 2 weeks apart) and since CDA will have a few more Kona slots.....that's where I'm headed. Plus, it's a "new to me" race. I am incredibly excited!!! Now I get to join all my friends (Tyler, Keith, Beth, John, etc. etc. etc.) and my athletes (Justin, Peter, Kirsten).
Of course, this lead to the question of the early season race. Well, I decided last year that I would NOT travel alone to a race again. Sure, it was fine. And the race was awesome. But I do this sport for fun and to be around people I know and enjoy. And traveling to a race ALONE is not fun. It's kinda boring and kinda feels like work. I was so psyched at the end of the race when I finally caught up with friend Ang.....but that was it. So, where can one race an early-season 70.3? Not in Colorado. Hmmmmm.
The CDA friends group is racing Rev3 Knoxville (a fine choice I might add) and I was thinking about that. I needed a race so that was the initial decision.
And then Friday happened. It started with a therapy session with PIC. And a whim decision by PIC (can you say CDA!!!). And then she dropped the "New Orleans 70.3" race into the conversation. Huh???? Did you say New Orleans? Don't they have beignets there? A place I've always wanted to visit but never had the opportunity? A 70.3 "new to us" race? Well, that just put the fun back in early season. I am sooooooo excited!!!!!!
April will be New Orleans. There is nothing planned for May (yet). June is all about CDA. July will be all about recovering from CDA and hanging out with my kiddos while they are out of school. August brings Boulder 70.3. After that it's a bit unclear. While I would love to head to USAT Nationals in Vermont I don't think that will happen. Do you know what a pain in the rear it is just to get to Vermont from here??? More than likely there will be a local Olympic race. And then who knows? Vegas in September? Kona in October? Whatever the season brings I am ready to experience it!!
Can you give me a woot woot?? Have I mentioned how excited I am??!!