After a successful 2013 season, I am super excited to build on my success and grow as an athlete in 2014. My plan is to be more strategic in 2014 so my spring build will be a little more conservative than last season and my big goal for the season is to complete my first 140.6 distance triathlon at the Rev3 Cedar Point! I am debating being coached again for the full distance this season. I am in talks with a few different coaches. I may also self coach so stay tuned for details.
Once again I am excited to represent the Rev3 Triathlon Age Group Team and will be planning a number of their races as well as some local running and multi-sport races.
My *tentative race calendar is as follows:
2/9/14 - Dirty Love Trail 10K - Willoughby Hills, OH
3/15/14 - St Malachi 5 Miler - Cleveland, OH - maybe
3/30/14 - Fools 25K Trail - Peninsula, OH
4/13/14 - 20 Mile Drop - Mentor, OH
5/10/14 - Nordonia Sprint Duathlon - Nordonia, OH - maybe
5/18/14 - Cleveland Marathon - Cleveland, OH
6/1/14 - Twinsburg Sprint Duathlon - Twinsburg, OH - maybe
6/15/14 - Rev3 Williamsburg 70.3 Half Triathlon - Williamsburg, VA
6/29/14 - Milton Man Sprint or Olympic Triathlon - Lake Milton, OH
7/27/14 - Fairport Harbor Sprint Triathlon - Fairport Harbor, OH
8/3/14 - Rev3 Morgantown Olympic Triathlon - Morgantown, WV - maybe
8/17/14 - Machinehead Sprint or Oly Triathlon - Ravenna, OH
9/7/14 - Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6 Full Triathlon - Sandusky, OH
Races below TBD based on recovery after the 140.6***
9/28/14 - Believe & Achieve 5K Trail - Kirtland, OH
10/12/14 - Northern OH Marathon or Half Marathon - Fairport Harbor OH
10/18/14 - Quick & Dirty 8K Trail - Kirtland, OH
11/2/14 - Autumn Leaves 5 Miler - Kirtland, OH
11/?/14 - Twinsburg Turkey Trot 5 Miler - Twinsburg, OH
12/?/14 - Ohio Outside Trail Race #3 - Munroe Falls, OH
*race calendars are always tentative pending fitness level, injuries, family conflicts etc.
My Plan & Upgrades:
My old running coach (and good friend) Peter and I have been working together a lot to plan the season and in his view there is no such thing as the "off season" because at all times I must retain at least a base level of fitness. So, right now I am "conditioning" for the 2014 season.
I purchased a new Quintana Roo bike and have been enjoying riding it (albeit inside on my bike trainer). My running is going well and I have just one more 5 mile trail race left in 2 weeks. I am planning to start masters swimming with Liquid N'durance within the next four weeks to get to work on my mediocre swim. In addition I will be purchasing a new sleeveless Blueseventy wetsuit, which should help with race performance.
I also plan to upgrade my garmin this season to make it easier to track my workouts in all three sports. Finally, I will stay actively engaged in yoga as this has helped me tremendously with my strength and flexibility.
More details on the season to come soon but I am very excited about where I am now and where I want to go this season!