This would be a good time to have a coach.
I am starting to think (or have been for the last month) about what races I should do next year. I want to race more than I did this year (only three triathlons in 2009; some running races here and there including two marathons).
Here are some options:
Rev3 Cedar Point Full Rev: Sept 12
pros: close to parents, [marginally] cheaper than M-dot events [$500], perfect season-ending time, lots of pros, fast course, two tickets to Cedar Point included in registration!
cons: no Kona opportunities
Ironman Louisville: Late August
pros: good time of year [August, season ending], Kona potential, fast course
cons: Kentucky can be humid and hot [yuck!], the race is pretty expensive [$575], and the Kona potential is for the same year [so if I were to be amazingly fast and qualify, I’d have to find a way to get to Hawai’i in October]
Grand Teton Races: Labor Day weekend
pros: Incredibly beautiful course in the Tetons, great opportunity to get back to Montana for a vacation!, 100mile or 50mile option, Trophy Series race
cons: I’d have to focus training more toward running an ultra than triathlon
Tahoe Rim Trail Ultra: mid July
pros: early enough in the season that I could still have more races, 50 or 100mile options
cons: early in the season! Would I be ready??
I am still planning on doing a few half-ironman races (Wildflower? Liberty. Chisago Lakes?) and am also going to sign up for the American Triple T in Ohio when registration opens for a great season kick off.
How great would it be if I could just be a nomad all summer, traveling from race to race?! I feel somewhat isolated in the Great Up North.