Thursday, January 1, 2009

Revised 2009 Race Schedule (Rev. #1)

Happy New Year!  2009 has finally arrived and there are revisions to the race schedule I posted months ago.  Changes are in italics.

January 24, 2009 - Securian Winter Carnival Frozen Half Marathon - Goal time: @1:45 - This will be a fun race with not much serious training.  I may be running this alone as training for the rest of the group has not been up to their expectations.

May 2, 2009 - Wells Fargo Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon - Goal time: 1:35 - This is the warm up for The Minneapolis Marathon and would like to be running about ten minutes faster than last year at this point.

May 31, 2009 - Inaugural Minneapolis Marathon - Goal time 3:45 (I will be pacing the ladies to a Boston qualifying time.)  This replaces Grandma's Marathon and will be easier to get to and train for as it is in town.

June 20, 2009 - Lake Minnetonka Triathlon - Goal time 1:00 - 1:05 - We will have to see since this is my first time for this race.

July 11, 2009 - Lifetime Fitness Triathlon - Goal time 2:20:00 - Great news!  I was thinking that this race was on July 19th.  Turns out it is the 11th, the week before Door County.

July 19, 2009 - Door County HIM Triathlon - Goal time: 5:00 - Shooting for a faster swim, much faster bike and another good run.  

July 25, 2009 - Chisago Lakes HIM Triathlon - Goal time: 5:15 - This will be my first time doing this race and my second HIM in a week and three races in a week. A daunting task to be sure, but I am a glutton for punishment. (I did DCT a week after Lifetime in 2008.) Figure I will tack on 15 minutes to account for tiredness from DCT and unfamiliar course.  This one may not happen as I would have to get home from Door County much earlier than usual.

September 6, 2009 - City of Lakes 25K - Goal time: @1:45 - Another warm-up race. This one for TCM.

October 2009 - Twin Cities Marathon - Goal time: 3:25 (maybe 3:20) - This race could also be the Chicago Marathon or even New York (if I am gainfully employed.)

CS and I will be trying to road trip to IM Wisconsin (September 13th) to both see part of the race and register for the race in 2010.  I also have one big "maybe" hanging out there.  With some birthday money I threw my name into the lottery for a slot at the IM World Championships in Kona - October 2009.  Names are announced April 15th, but I am not getting my hopes up.  It is a VERY long shot to get a slot.  If that happens - TCM will be out as Kona is the following weekend.  Right now, I fully expect to be running the Twin Cities Marathon.

(All races and times subject to change based on financial constraints, training, health, etc.)

1 comment:

Mary said...

Seriously...Kona lottery? Nice work.

If there's a will there's a way.

Leave a spot for me in the car to WI...can't we just register online?