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I need help choosing my event calendar for the rest of the year. So far I have registered for:
A July 4th 5K
A Tri for Fun on July 12
A Tri for Real (my “A” race) on Sept 19.
I feel like I need a 10K some time this year and I’d like to do a 1/2 marathon. I also need another Oly. I also really loved that Alcatraz swim.
Keeping in mind that this stuff costs money and I have a limited supply I need some help choosing.
The SF 1/2 Marathon is a strong contender because my race club has it as a focus event and it is local and I kind of like it. That is at the end of July so I think I’ve got July covered.
Additional important info:
The Folsom International has a smokin’ hot field. In my age group there were 8 women last year with times ranging from 2:33 to 3:20 which means that in order not to finish dead last I have to PR by a lot. Of course Wildflower was a disaster for me but be that as it may, going sub 3:20 at FIT vs. 4:39 at Wildflower is very intimidating. Not that I mind being last but still. Okay – I do mind being last but if I’m not last by a landslide I can live with it.
The Treasure Island event is flat, flat, flat. That is a man made island and they skipped building in any hills. Flat can be exhausting but it’s fast. The field for that event is also much slower (2:41 to 4:29). I would do fine.
The Alcatraz Challenge involves jumping off the ferry, swimming back to Crissy field and then running across the Golden Gate Bridge dodging tourists, strollers and cyclists. Big time fun and no time pressure since you are at the mercy of the tides – both water and people driven. I’m not sure about the Race of the Centurions except it commemorates the 100th swim of the guys who just finished their 500th swim (and one of them gave FeLady his cap!)
SOMA is a really, really strong contender for several reasons. Momo has offered to host me so that would be awesome. Benny and Nytro will be there so that would be awesome. The DPR might just show so that would be awesome. I’m probably leaving out half of the other bloggers who would be there, too. You are all a great reason to go. I could probably get my sister to join me and then we could go to Sedona after it is over and recuperate at a Spa and dig on the spiritual vibes so that would also be …. excellent. The real question is do I do the quarterman or the half and you get to pick! I don’t care about placing – there are not very many women in my age group so finishing is good.
The Nike Women’s Half is sold out but I managed to get a spot last year so it’s still open as far as I’m concerned. Where there is a will there is a way. It is a week before SOMA, though so that’s a consideration.
Please feel free to vote 3 times. I’d like to see the choices somehow ranked. Also, feel free to leave comments explaining your choices. You also have the option for write-in votes. I didn’t list any 10Ks because they are common, easy to find and I can fit one in anywhere. In fact, there is one the Sunday after Thanksgiving I might do.