I’m officially in for the Baltimore Marathon in October so I’ve got a nice little season laid out for myself. I also registered this morning for a 4 pack of the Greenbelt Training Series races on Wednesday nights so I can get a little bit more road racing experience under my belt without the hefty fees and (probably more self imposed) high pressure situations of all out races. I’ve heard great things about this series so I’m looking forward to getting out there next Wednesday for the first one.
Haven’t figured anything else out officially for the year, but I’m thinking it would be pretty fun to try out a beginner mountain bike race this season and I’m also considering the Marine Corp Half Marathon which would be 2 weeks after the Baltimore full. I think that would be enough recovery for me as long as I make sure I stretch consistently and get back out for some light jogging the day after the marathon. My legs were sore after the Shamrockfest Marathon, but I got a nice spin on the trainer in the day after and was back riding “hard” either one or two days after that. If the Ultra Marathon Man can run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states then I can do this for sure.
I’m also eyeing up a May 12th brick session “race” through the dc tri club down at hains point that is a run bike run session of 6 total miles running and 15 biking. Reviewing the times of some of the previous sessions I don’t really expect to vie for any kind of top spot, but I think it would be a great opportunity to get out and get a feel for where I’m at on what I believe will be my two stronger areas of the triathlon. Throw in a nice sprint tri sometime in June and I should be good to go, and what’s more is I may even have a clue what I’m doing when it comes to the transitions in Pittsburgh.