Ok, like every other person I’ve met in this sport, the ultimate goal is to complete an iron distance event. With that in mind, thanks to the prodding of friends on Daily Mile and Twitter, and while the fire still burns like the center of the sun, I’ve decided to make 2012 my first iron year. Considering that as I write this, I’ve yet to compete in a triathlon longer than a sprint, I need to consider getting some racing miles in before my 140.6. Remaining on the schedule for this year is the Quakerman Olympic which will be my first Olympic distance triathlon. I also think I’m going to add the Jersey Shore International Triathlon on 9/24 or Bassman Olympic on 10/2 to get some more experience. And lastly I will be running the Philadelphia Half-Marathon in November. Looking ahead to next year, I have my eye on C-man in late September. Before I complete that, I would like to complete a half ironman and before doing that I’d like to do another olympic distance, and I think maybe it’s a good idea to start the season off with a warm up sprint. Below is the schedule that I think will work best in order to give me incremental steps towards my goal and in order to give me the confidence I will need to become and Ironman. Without a doubt, this schedule is subject to change, and certainly I will listen to your suggestions if you think you see any glaring problems that lie herein.
5/12/12 Jersey Shore Kickoff Sprint
5/19/12 Escape from Fort Delaware Olympic
6/3/12 Lava Swim 2.4 mile Swim only
6/10/12 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan HIM
9/23/12 Chesapeakeman 140.6 IM
Again, not to sound redundant, but I rely heavily on the advice I’ve received from so many of you. Please don’t hesitate to offer suggestions or guidance. And of course, encouragement is always welcomed.
Peace and thanks for reading!