Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Updated Event Schedule

I mentioned in an earlier post that my endurance event schedule would have to change because I was abusing my family.  It really hit me when, after several rainy weekends, the sun came out and instead of spending the time with my family, I went for a six hour bike ride.  Yeah, that was really selfish.  Anyway, here goes the list for the rest of the year:

  • June 5: Morro Bay Triathlon; I'm probably going to have to drive back to Sunnyvale that day, so I'll stick to the Sprint distance.  It has a beach run and I don't have time to train for a 10K on the beach yet. 750m swim, 20.5 km bike, 5.4 km run
  • July 9: SF Triathlon at Treasure Island; This will be my first Olympic distance event.  1500 m swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run on an easy course
  • July 31: Santa Cruz Sandman; this one is just fun. 800m swim, 13 mile bike, 4.2 mile beach run
  • August 21: SF Triathlon at Alcatraz; this is my biggie event.  1.2 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 7 mile run
  • September 18: Catfish Crawl Open Water Swim South Bay 2: 2 mile swim
  • A Half Marathon in October or November
  • A couple of trail races in October or November
I've essentially set a four hour limit on events.  If I can't finish the event in four hours, I won't do it.  So no marathons until I'm sure I can finish in under four hours.  No centuries.  No 10 km swims.  No triathlons longer than Olympic distance.  It's less about the time of the event and more about the training demands.  If you do a four hour+ event, you need to go out for a few four hour+ training sessions.  I just don't have time for that.

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