I have choices to make – quite a few of them and I’d like your input, please. I find myself awash in an embarrassment of riches with respect to training opportunities.
This evening I could go for a group run or go for a group ride. I don’t need any help there because I’m going for the run. I have not been on my bike since Wildflower and I’m back into the fear cycle (ha ha – get it – cycle!!). I will ride this weekend, though. I will.
That brings us to this weekend and the many choices I have. My only social constraint is a birthday party at noon on Sunday for my ex MIL who is turning some really ripe age near 90. I’ll be there. The choices are:
Masters workout at 5:30 AM – OR –
Group open water swim at 6:30 PM followed by fish tacos and beer – OR –
Running or cycling after AM swim or without AM swim
Triathlon Clinic – Faster Transitions. Having spent a whopping 15 minutes in transition at Wildflower this one sort of has my name on it. I think there is an option to do a run or a ride after some open water swimming – OR –
Masters at 8:30 AM – swim for 90 minutes – OR –
Group ride – 50+ miles with a bunch of folks training for IM CDA and others. Hills hmmm…
Women’s only cycling clinic at 8 AM. An opportunity to learn group riding skills without having to keep up with men. This has real possibilities – OR –
Ride with friends – that’s a maybe. I haven’t checked their schedules yet. – OR –
Long run by myself
So many choices! What to do what to do??
Aug 12 – I’m thinking of signing up for the Folsom International Triathlon. I do believe that training will make it possible for me to PR by about an hour which would be really nice. The bike course is kind of flat and the run is hilly but nothing compared to Wildflower.
July 21 and Aug 18 – Tri for Fun. Teeny sprints (400 yd swim; 11 mi bike; 3 mi run). I’m lukewarm. Fun but it costs money and I really don’t need any more t-shirts. We’ll see.
Sept 16 – Tri for Real – this is my “A” race because I’ve done it twice before. In 2000 I did it in 2:31 and last year I did it in 2:08 and this year I intend to break 2:00. This is a sprint and I believe I can do it.
Oct 28 – Soma. That’s right. The Dread Pirate Rackham is trying to sweet talk me in to doing Soma and I’m thinking about it. I’ve even let the notion of doing the Half brush my brain but I think I’d probably just do the Quarterman. What do you think? Anyone else going??
So please – take a stab at my future both near and far. What would you do???