May 22: World’s Toughest Half
Back in the fall last year, I ripped a half-iron training plan out of Triathlete magazine. It’s a 16 week plan by Matt Fitzgerald (which I’m starting this week, actually). I wanted to start serious training again some time in January, so that meant finding a half-iron to do in May, preferably one I could drive to. These criteria led me to find the Auburn Triathlon, in Auburn, CA, dubbed the “world’s toughest half”. Sounds like fun to me!
June 17-18: Epic Oregon Relay
Assuming I survive my first half-iron in May, I’ll be trying my first running relay in June.
June 25: Tri Monroe Olympic
Assuming I survive the relay a week before this, I’ll try and do this Olympic distance tri in Monroe, WA. It’s so close to home, how could I not?
July 16: ChelanMan Half-Iron
This is where it all started for me last year with the sprint distance. I can’t wait to go back and kick the half-iron’s ass, one year later! Woo!
I don’t have anything planned for August, yet. Depending on how my body is doing at this point I may try for another Olympic event, or else just recover and get ready for the next month’s half-iron.
September: The Grand Columbian Half-Iron
This is where I did my first Olympic distance last year. Right now I’m just planning on making this my third (and final) half-iron of the year, but if the first two go really well and I completely lose my mind, I have the option of doing a full Ironman instead. That’s very unlikely, though.
Nothing planned, but I’ll probably just take a break from swim/bike like I did last year and focus on training for the Seattle Marathon.
November 27: Seattle Marathon
Hopefully this year I can do it without hurting my knee (or anything else).