Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Racing Schedule 2012 - First Draft

As I mentioned earlier, I will be starting a new job soon and on a personal side, one of the big perks is that I will no longer be working weekends.  We all know what that means! - I can race to my heart's content (as long as my wallet gives consent)

With this newly wide-open racing season, I've been thinking long and hard about what I want to race this year.  Of course, Beach 2 Battleship is my top race, but it's not until October.  My second A priority race is Rev3 Quassy.  I've decided to opt out of a full marathon this year and go with a half somewhere between the two A races.  Aside from that I want to try to race more short distance than I did last year.

Here's my first draft:

03/18 - Max's O'Hartford 5K
03/18 - 5 miler in south CT
** I haven't decided which to do.  A friend is doing the 5 miler and I might run it with him, but I really want a 5K time to work from this year.

04/28 - Glastonbury River Run 5K

05/31 - Lake T Sprint Tri

06/03 - Rev3 Quassy Half Rev
06/14 - Lake T Sprint Tri
06/24 - Litchfield Hills Olympic Tri
06/28 - Lake T Sprint Tri

07/12 - Lake T Sprint Tri
07/26 - Lake T Sprint Tri

08/09 - Lake T Sprint Tri
08/18 - Lake T Olympic Tri
08/26 - Old Wethersfield 5K

09/12 - Surftown Half Mary
09/23 - Niantic Bay Half Mary

10/13 - Hartford 5K
10/20 - Beach to Battleship 140.6

Next step is to convene a meeting with my budgetary committee to see how they view this proposal.


Don't forget!
 6 days left to 6 hours of spinning!

On Sunday (February 26th), I'll be spinning for six hours at the Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser to raise money for Autism Speaks.  I've got Road ID and GU Energy Labs on board with some awesome prizes HERE.  You've got six days left to enter to win!!  Enter HERE

Only $310 left to hit my goal!


1.  Do you have this season's race schedule set up yet?

2.  How often to enter a race based on the race itself versus the registration fee?
I have a number of races I may switch due to cheaper registration fees at alternative races.  I even chose my A priority race (B2B) because it saved me $800+ in registration. 

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Coy Martinez said...

Wow!! That's a might schedule! Looks good! Lots of sprint tri's. Bet you'll win something along the way! :)

I made out my schedule. Mostly half marathons, an Olympic distance and a 70.3. Busy!

ajh said...

Wow. That series has a lot of sprint tris to do. That is great.

I think about my races and then register for a few at once. I often know I am going to but drag my feet registering. I need to be careful as I have gotten shut out of races doing that.

No marathon for me this year. I am concentrating on halves and triathlons. Gulp.

Aimee said...

Wow! That looks like a busy, but fun racing schedule!

My 2012 race schedule is still in the works. Right now, I'm just focusing on getting ready for my first 50k, but I'm planning on throwing in some fun sprint tris and running races along the way!