Decisions, Decisions

This would be a good time to have a coach.

I am starting to think (or have been for the last month) about what races I should do next year. I want to race more than I did this year (only three triathlons in 2009; some running races here and there including two marathons).

Here are some options:

Rev3 Cedar Point Full Rev: Sept 12
pros: close to parents, [marginally] cheaper than M-dot events [$500], perfect season-ending time, lots of pros, fast course, two tickets to Cedar Point included in registration!
cons: no Kona opportunities

Ironman Louisville: Late August
pros: good time of year [August, season ending], Kona potential, fast course
cons: Kentucky can be humid and hot [yuck!], the race is pretty expensive [$575], and the Kona potential is for the same year [so if I were to be amazingly fast and qualify, I'd have to find a way to get to Hawai'i in October]

Grand Teton Races: Labor Day weekend
pros: Incredibly beautiful course in the Tetons, great opportunity to get back to Montana for a vacation!, 100mile or 50mile option, Trophy Series race
cons: I'd have to focus training more toward running an ultra than triathlon

Tahoe Rim Trail Ultra: mid July
pros: early enough in the season that I could still have more races, 50 or 100mile options
cons: early in the season! Would I be ready??

I am still planning on doing a few half-ironman races (Wildflower? Liberty. Chisago Lakes?) and am also going to sign up for the American Triple T in Ohio when registration opens for a great season kick off.

How great would it be if I could just be a nomad all summer, traveling from race to race?! I feel somewhat isolated in the Great Up North.

6 comments:

Jamie said...

My vote is for Rev3, but I'm a little biased..

If Rev3 Cedar Point is anything like how Rev3 Quassy was this June, it is going to completely rock and you won't miss the Kona opportunity one bit.

Marlene said...

YES, I would love to do nothing but travel, run and race. Can't wait to start planning '10... just wanted to get that marathon out of the way first. :)

Devon said...

TRT. Though I am biased because I have run it and loved it. :)

libgyrl said...

Tough choices! They all look great. A friend did IMKY and loved it, but I bet you can't go wrong with any of these options!

Charisa said...

I'd vote for Rev3 or the Grand Teton race - sounds really cool!

Runnrgrrl said...

ohhh, can you imagine just going from race to race for fun. i think we all need a private jet to pick up some friends and race away to our hearts' content. looks like we'll racing together in spirit on oct 18.