Sunday, December 9, 2007

2008 Race Calendar

I love the end of the year because it means I can start planning for the next one. My race schedule is filling up, and I'm hoping for a year of PR's. I'm also going to try and do some multi-sport events, and maybe even some triathalons. After watching the Hawaii Ironman championships, I've been bit by the tri-bug. My next big endeavor is going to be training and getting ready for Ironman Louisville 2009. Here's what I've got so far:

January
January 1 - Hangover Classic 10 Miler, Louisville KY

February
February 9 - Heart, Sole & Glove 5K, Lexington KY

March
March 29 - Papa John's 10 Miler, Louisville KY
March ?? - YMCA Splash and Dash, Lexington KY (500 yard swim, 5k run)

April
April 20 - Heart & Sole Duathalon (5k run, 15 mile bike, 5k run), Versailles KY
April 26 - Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon, Louisville KY

May
May 4 - Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati OH

June
TBD

July
July 4 - Bluegrass 10K, Lexington KY

August
August 31 - Louisville IronMan (just a spectator this year...!)

September
TBD

October
TBD

November
November 2 - Huntington Marathon, Huntington WV

These are all of the available races available around Lexington at the moment. While I most likely won't do all of these, it's nice to see that there are so many event opportunities around here. I am going to try and get an entry level road bike in January, and I'm trying to figure out how I can gain access to a pool. I'm really excited about this upcoming year and all of the events - I know that multi-sport training is going to help me reach my marathon goal of 4:30 at the Flying Pig marathon in May.

4 comments:

Dru said...

Reading over your training plans for the year make me feel silly for being proud about riding a stationary exercise bike after work a few days a week... But, to each his own, right?

At least I can revel in the glory of being a friend to a soon-to-be-triathaloner!

jen said...

Yay tri!! I have a long-term goal of doing an IM too but who knows. Looks like a fun year of racing! Good luck :)

Tom said...

Think about putting the Chicago Distance Classic or even the Chicago Marathon on your race calendar. Then you'll recover in time for Huntington.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

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