I have been giving a lot of thought to 2012 and there are lots more posts to come on this subject. I don't want to short change a few of the topics, so for now, here are some thoughts on my 2012 schedule.
First off, every year I like to try to keep it fresh and do something new every year. I love to race the local venues, but I feel the need to always try something new.
2006 - First year of tris- Completed sprints and olys
2007- Focused on Duathlons and First Half Iron
2008- More tris, a half, more marathons and even a couple 50K trail runs
2009- Focused on Xterra Tris, Mtn Biking and of course some tris and runs!
2010- First 140.6 (REV3 Cedar Point)
2011- Second 140.6 (REV3 Cedar Point) and Triple T Tri (4 races, 3 days, 140.6 hilly miles)
So I scratch my head now trying to figure out what I would like to do for 2012. For a number of reasons, I have decided to try to limit the race travel. My thought for the year is to continue to challenge myself and hopefully put down some stronger times at my key races (TTT, REV3CP) but also to sprinkle in something new and fresh to mix it up and this year I am thinking some more bike races.
So here is what I am currently debating between. And of course I already see some races I like that are not on there (Maumee Bay, Hinkley Du, ??). So stay tuned to see what I end up deciding.....
Green events are ones that I am pretty much 100% on.
1/15/2012 – Run for Regis 50K Run, http://winterrunforregis.blogspot.com/
1/22/11- CTC Indoor Tri at University of Akron, http://www.clevetriclub.com/events-menu/indoor-tri-menu.html (MAYBE, ONLY QUESTION IS RACE OR VOLUNTEER)
1/29/11- CTC Swim Challenge -100x100’s! http://clevetriclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=news&action=display&thread=6779
2/26/11 – CTC Indoor Tri at Twinsburg Rec (MAYBE, ONLY QUESTION IS RACE OR VOLUNTEER)
3/4/2012- Millcreek Distance Classic (Youngstown Half Marathon)- http://ytownrunners.org/Assets/2012%20Classic%20app.pdf
3/10/2012 – St Malachi Run – 5 Miler http://hermescleveland.com/roadracing/
3/18 – CTC Indoor Tri at CSU, (MAYBE, ONLY QUESTION IS RACE OR VOLUNTEER)
April 21 Races at the Lake, Munroe Falls, OH, Summit Freewheelers (CRIT ROAD BIKE RACE) OR TOLEDO MARY OR KENT ½ MARY (STILL DECIDING)
May 4-6 – CTC Training Camp at Mohican
May 20-22 – American Triple T Tri!!! Full irondistance over weekend, http://www.americantriple-t.com/
June 2- Mohican 100K Mtn Bike Race!! http://www.mohican100.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=65
June 10- Sunday in June, 100 M Bike Ride, http://www.clevelandtouringclub.org/ridesandevents/sundayinjune
June 24th –Monroe Falls Sprint Tri, http://www.champracing.org/schedule.html
July 13-15 – Tour of the Valley – 3 Day Bike Stage Race, http://tourofthevalley.com/
July 29, 2012 - Giant Eagle Triathlon presented by HFP Racing, Oly tri, http://www.hfpracing.com/events/2012/giant-eagle-triathlon (MAYBE)
August 5, 2012 - Greater Cleveland Tri presented by North Coast Multisports, Olympic Tri
Some HALF TBD within reasonable driving distance (Thinking Steelhead (8/19) or Morgantown (6/24) or Musselman (7/15)
September 9, 2012, REV3 Cedar Point presented by REV3 Tri, Full 140.6, Cedar Point; Sandusky, OH, http://rev3tri.com/
Sept 29, 2012 – Akron Mary Relay, http://www.akronmarathon.org/
October 21, 2012 – Columbus Marathon, http://www.columbusmarathon.com/
Turkey trot and reindeer run too of course!!!
So any thoughts on something awesome I just need to do that I am leaving out???