Preliminary Race Schedule 2015

Black Cat 20 miler March 2015
Boston Marathon April 2015
JCC sprint tri May 2015
B2B bike race/ride June 2015

? Musselman July or Lowell Olympic
? challenge Maine olympic in august
sprint or half September

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Race confusion....

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!!!!!


  1. How about the Rev3 Quassy oly? I opted for that instead of an early half for similar reasons...

  2. Hi Donna! sorry. Meant to get right back to you on this. I know Ange thought Rev 3 was just impossibly hard. Both the run and the bike are ridiculous.
    That said, I have NO idea if it is harder or easier than Moose b/c don't know anyone who has done both the new Moose and Rev.
    If you do Moose we can hang out! So I think you should do Moose. :)

  3. I know its a tough decision, maybe I would do the American Zofingen and then the Moose Olympic, I wouldn't have to do that friggin hill of which I hated when I trained on it last year. I need to make my mind up soon.