Friday, December 26, 2008

I've been thinkin'

...I know, I know. I shouldn't think too hard, because it starts to hurt when I do.


Some of you, who should remain nameless, have been putting the 70.3 bug in my ear. So, I have been thinking about that, and my many other races I have interest in for 2009 and have come to a conclusion. Here's are the factors and decisions:
  • For the past year or so, I have had 70.3 in my mind and as a goal to accomplish before I turn 30... thus being accomplished prior to 12.09.10. This gives me almost another 2 years to accomplish.
  • In 2009, I would like to be able to do a couple shorter distance tri's first... since all I have done thus far is an indoor tri. I have two particular races in mind, one a sprint and one an olympic.
  • 2009 is also going to be the year of hopefully 2 half marathons and a handful of other events.
  • I have heard and read about many different 70.3 races and reports, but one that has intrigued me to no end is the Beach2Battleship 70.3 in November. It's in one of my all-time favorite places to travel to. In addition, since it takes place in November, it gives me the best months in North Dakota to train outdoors.
  • Money is a factor as well. Actually, it is probably my biggest factor and decision maker. I just bought a house, and lots of furniture. I will be making a couple big trips this coming year and will hopefully be purchasing a new computer as well.

I am going to wait until 2010 to do Ironman 70.3...

...but don't you worry... I will be doing this distance... just not in 2009.

Unless I win the lottery.

24 comments:

artnoc310 said...

Don't forget about the USAT rule changes for 2009. You compete in the age group of your age as of 12/31 of the year of the race. So in 2009 you'll compete in the 29 yr category, 2010 you'll compete in the 30 category. Even though you won't be that old until late in the year. Come on, join the rest of us 70.3 virgins in 2009!

Blyfinn said...

I have a few things that I want to accomplish by a certain age also. They seem to always be in the back of my mind. And the clock keeps ticking louder.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Cool, you have the race and the timing figured out. Now all you have to do is go make it happen. :-)

IronGambit said...

"Just Tri It!"

D10 said...

I've been thinking of tris too! If you end up doing the beach to battleship I'll cheer you on!

Wes said...

Doing a 70.3 in the same year as you do your first Olympic is doable, but I think waiting till the following year is just smarter. Do a sprint or two and an Olympic or two. You'll be more than ready to take on the Half Ironman.

N.D. said...

good for you - that's awesome!

Shannon said...

2010 sounds like a great year to do 70.3! Another year of hearing about all of my training blunders for my 70.3. There is still Rock N' Roll in Va. Beach where I can cheer you on!

Annette said...

That's an awesome goal and plenty of time to work towards it. Have a great 2009! :)

Jess said...

That sounds like an awesome goal and gives you plenty of time to work toward it!

Nicole said...

I think that is an awesome long term goal. Can't wait to read about your journey

Michelle J said...

My goodness i had no clue what 70.3 even was until i googled it!!!!

1.2 mi. swim • 56 mi. bike • 13.1 mi. run

WOW!!! I could not do this!!! You will rock it and then you will rock it again and i bet someday you will go for the full ironman!!!!

I'll be rooting you on TW!!!

Melanie said...

That's awesome! Looking forward to following your training! I want to try a tri in 09 -- we'll see what happens! Great goal!

J~Mom said...

Very cool!!! I am excited to give 70.3 a try! Or tri...he he he. I totally understand about finances...so many races so little funds for me!

kelsalynn said...

I support whatever decision you make b/c I plan to still be reading in 2010 if that's when you end up doing it!

Sounds like 2009 will be extremely busy for you and hopefully you'll have time to enjoy your new house and furniture and trips. That sounds good too!
kelsalynn

Lily on the Road said...

It all sounds good, remember, you can only do what you can do! And, you're "DOING GREAT".

Kevin said...

Sounds like a great plan. I did my first tri for my 30th.

Ms. V. said...

70??? Holy crapola! Good luck with that!!!

jkrunning said...

I wish I was going to be here to meet you if you do the Beach to Battleship, but we will have moved on to NH.

Ms. Math said...

I need some advice from you. I'm currently thinking about running a half this year and was wondering if you might be able to give me some training advice - I'd love to hear your recommendations!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

i think its impressive you would try to do a 70.3 EVER!! LOL. :)

Bobbi said...

wow great goals, and I am with you on the whole money thing. I know this is going to sound weird but what is a 70.3?

Danielle said...

My plan was for 70.3 this summer....but without a bike, not sure it's going to happen!

Sounds like some really good goals!

Laurel said...

Well, I think 2010 has a nice ring to it anyway. ;)