Thursday, December 15, 2011

Decisions, decisions!!! 2012 Potential Schedule!

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,

1/22/11- CTC Indoor Tri at University of Akron, (MAYBE, ONLY QUESTION IS RACE OR VOLUNTEER)

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)-

3/10/2012 – St Malachi Run – 5 Miler


April 21  Races at the Lake, Munroe Falls, OH, Summit Freewheelers  (CRIT ROAD BIKE RACE) OR TOLEDO MARY OR KENT ½ MARY (STILL DECIDING)

April 28  Races at the Lake, Munroe Falls, OH, Summit Freewheelers (CRIT ROAD BIKE RACE)

May 4-6 – CTC Training Camp at Mohican

May 12   Races at the Lake, Munroe Falls, OH, Summit Freewheelers (CRIT ROAD BIKE RACE)

May 20-22 – American Triple T Tri!!! Full irondistance over weekend,

June 10- Sunday in June, 100 M Bike Ride,
June 24th –Monroe Falls Sprint Tri,  

July 13-15 – Tour of the Valley – 3 Day Bike Stage Race,

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,

Sept 29, 2012 – Akron Mary Relay,

October 21, 2012 – Columbus Marathon,

Turkey trot and reindeer run too of course!!!

So any thoughts on something awesome I just need to do that I am leaving out???


Big Daddy Diesel said...

We will be at 3 races next season, I will be at Giant Eagle (paid), Rev3 half (paid), and Columbus Marathon

Heather-O said...

Ooohhh! I didn't know you were doing Rev3 Full again! Awesome!

Your schedule is jam-packed with fun! I'm sure you will rock every one of those races!

Matty O said...

Dang... everyone has next season planned out (including my wife) but me!

Solid schedule though. Heather and I love Glass City in Toledo. However, over past three years the course has been changed 3 times... so no clue how it will be this year.

Muncie 70.3 is super fast course w/in that time range you were looking for too and relatively close.

H and I are super bummed we are not doing TTT this year. Guranteed to be our A Race in 2013 though.