Here is the schedule so far:
April 28, 2012 Illinois Half Marathon Champaign, IL
June 8-9, 2012 Ragnar Relay Madison to Chicago
June 10, 2012 Capitol View Triathlon Madison, WI
July 15, 2012 70.3 Racine Racine, WI
August 5, 2012 Camp Couragous Sprint Triathlon Monticello, IA
Planning races was a bit of a challenge this year because I have approximately 1 million weddings to attend this summer. Okay, that is a slight exaggeration, but there are seriously about 10 I will probably be attending. I have a very busy summer coming up that will include lots of weekend traveling. I'm not sure how all this training on weekends when I am traveling will work out but I hope I can come up with a solution. Most of my long workouts are on Saturday or Sunday so those are workouts I really don't want to skip.
I'm kicking the racing season off with my second half marathon at the Illinois Half Marathon. Originally I wanted to go sub-2:00 on this race, but that seems a little ambition now. Instead, I am just attempting to PR this race and shoot for 2:10. I am running this with my friend Laura and she will probably kick my butt. And that is okay with me.
I am doing the Camp Couragous Sprint Triathlon again because I loved it so much last year. I am just hoping to beat my time from last year.
I am tempted to sign up for another Olympic distance triathlon after the half Iron and possibly another half marathon. But I don't want to sign up for too much after the half Iron and I am just going to wait to see how I feel. I have a feeling I might need a break after that one.