In typical Dan fashion I am sure this post will be all over the place. But for 2008 the main focus is going to be Triathlons. And I have two races that will be my main focus and I will fill in the schedule with some other local sprint Tri’s. The furthest Tri in distance is going to be Black Bear.
Black Bear will be a Half Ironman distance. For the non tri people out there (I see my Uncle Jack has been following the blog) that is swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and then run a ½ marathon (13.1 miles). I wish this race was later in the year but I can't change that so this will take place June 1st. The allure of this race is that it is only minutes from Jim Thorpe
The 2nd “A” race will be NJ State Olympic Distance Tri. This is later in July and I have not set a goal yet, but I will certainly be setting some realistic time goals as the race gets closer. Both these races are put on by CGI Racing who from what I hear put on great races.
The sprints that I will do most likely will come from DQ, and no that is not Dairy Queen, those are the Tri’s I used to compete in.
I again will try to get in the lottery for the ING NYC Marathon. It’s a goal and I just have to do it someday. If I was to get in it is in November and I would know about it in July so I would start the training right after the NJ State Tri. That would give me 3+ months to get ready and I hope to be at a much better fitness at that point. If I do not get in to NYC I am still considering doing Steamtown Marathon in the Fall. But we will see about that. Check out the elevation chart for the Steamtown Marathon. Now that is my kind of race.