Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

So What’s Next?

TGIF, friends!  What’s on tap for this weekend?  As has become the norm, when I’m not racing, I’m spectating, which means I’m heading to New Hampshire to cheer for my teammates during the Ironman 70.3 Timberman.

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Unfortunately, my bike is still making its way back from Milwaukee, and I didn’t get a relay team together.  As it turns out, I’m not the only one who’s intimidated by 56 miles in the saddle.  Yes, I wish I were taking on certain parts of the 70.3—mainly the 1.2-mile swim and 13.1-mile run—but spectating for the weekend will be fun.  After all, who else would assume of role of party warlord and head Sherpa?  Ha!  But really.

Anyway, last weekend’s trip to Milwaukee for the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals marked the final event on my calendar—until I arrived home, turned on my laptop, and signed up for another race before I unpacked.

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File this under “my teammates made me do it.”

The 8th Annual Darien Sport Shop ITPMAN Triathlon takes place on Sept. 14, which gives me another month to train, and consists of a 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, and 5-mile run.  I wouldn’t mind a longer swim, but I’ll take less time in the water for a shorter bike.  Plus, this will be my first sprint tri of the season—crazy!

Once the season starts, is your race calendar set in stone?  Or do you add/remove events as you see fit?