I am so confused right now about my races for this year. Most people by November/December have their whole race plan filled out, they know their plan, I have a skeleton plan with a few races I think I want to do but then I think about other things I want to do, other races, its so confusing for me. Without ironman in July this year its a bit up in the air, however I do know I want to do 2 1/2 ironmans this year and some swim races and some sprints. Here are my thoughts and I would love anyones opinion.
April- ? wrentham duathlon- just a tune up
May 15- ? American Zofingen 5 mile trail run/89 hillacious hilly miles on the road/15 mile trail run
or End of May- /Black Bear Duathlon- 10k/39 miles/4 1/2 miles run
Heres the confusing one: Mooseman June 5th 1/2 ironman or Rev 3 Quassy 1/2 June 5th? Based on what I'm hearing the Rev 3 Quassy is brutal as is Mooseman but the Moose is a bit easier on the run. However, if I do Zofingen I won't be properly recovered for Moose and for Rev3. So do I go into something like Zofingen and forget trying to do a successful 1/2 this early summer? I'm not sure. Am I scared of going back to the Mooseman course where I sat on the beach at my very first 1/2 ironman 4 years ago and cried and walked away? Am I afraid of the tough competition that will be there that day and want to escape to some other place where the unknown is the only thing on my brain? I don't know.
July is kind of open, probably just a few bike TT's and a sprint triathlon. August I'm hoping I'll be home for the Gloucester triathlon and then we are off to Idaho for some white water rafting and hiking with the family. Unfortunately I can only swim and trail run when I'm out there, hubby won't let me bring the road bike? I guess I can't travel down the river on the boat with my bike, huh?
September at this point is the PUmpkinman 1/2 ironman and maybe a sprint in there.
October is to recover and build again
November- ? ironman depending on my mental status and how I performed at the 1/2 ironman distances this year. It also depends on how my running is coming along. If ironman is a no go then I may just try to do a run focus and train for a marathon.
so I guess I'm just confused about the beginning part of my plan and I need to really bare down and figure it out soon. Help!!!!!