So my race schedule for 2012 is finally coming together. I’ve delayed this as I was contemplating what would fit in with my goals for this year – namely related to getting faster and also doing more triathlons. So here’s what I’ve got so far:
March: Shamrock Shuffle – The Shamrock Shuffle holds a special place in my heart (and on my ring finger!), and I also love the energy and symbolism of the start of spring and running season here in Chicago. My Goals: Personal Record at 48 minutes. Current PR: 48:48. I’ll need to not only train for speed, but also strategize on how to accomplish this at a race with 45,000 people.
April: Chi-Town 10K – Why: Continue the speedwork & distance. This will be another opportunity for me to show off the speedwork
I’ve been doing I will be doing in Feb and March. My current 10K PR is 59:49 from the Home Team Charity Run in 2011.
June: Madison-to-Chicago 200 Ragnar Relay – Why: Fun, looking forward to the challenge of evening running. Goal: Have fun, don’t bonk. Run all legs at a decent pace. Develop and carry out an interesting training plan.
August: Madison Mini-Marathon. One of my favorite events, and a great way to see friends from Mad-town!
August: Chicago Triathlon, International Distance. Goal: Complete triathlon strong! Train smart.
October: Chicago Marathon! Why: I love the marathon distance. Training with a bunch of other people throughout summer. Logistically easy to plan for the race.Goal: Beat 5:00. Could I get to 4:30?
What else isn’t on here yet? Well, I want to do 4 triathlons total this year. I’ve only signed up for one so far, so that means I’d like to try and get 3 more in at some point. Maybe Pleasant Prairie in June?
What races are you running this year? Do you plan everything out in Jan/Feb, or create your schedule throughout the entire year?