I can’t believe how early you have to plan for these 70.3/half distance races! And I hear it’s even worse for you full IM’ers out there! Regardless, I’m in full planning mode building out my 2012 schedule. My main perimeters were to race only once a month (gotta keep wifey happy), at least two IM and REV3 events each and always mix it up a bit. I’ve moved away from Oly distance races to focus time and efforts on my growth at the 70.3/half distance.
I really enjoyed this race last year and love how early in the season it falls. I will be looking for a cycling camp prior to this to hammer on that aspect of the race. My training will begin in November and I will be ready to PR the course!
I’ve only heard great things about this race and love supporting Rev3 and their races. By this time, I should be in full swing mode and ready to battle.
I really enjoyed pre-riding one of last years stages with the Breakaway from Cancer cycling team. I’m looking forward to riding in at least two stages in 2012 and maybe even three if I think I can hang!
This one was a tough one to nail down. I really wanted a June IM race to attempt to qualify for Vegas 70.3 champs (one can hope!). I’ve already raced in Boise and in Hawaii and I really like the idea of trying out new races. Hawaii was a blast, but expensive and I hope to be there again someday.
- July is up in the air due to my 10yr wedding anniversary honeymoon. Until those dates are figured out, I can’t commit. These are my options I’m looking at though:
- Rev3 Portland (July 8th, 2012) – This one will be taking place in downtown next year with a very challenging bike!
- Lake Stevens, WA IM 70.3 (July 15th, 2012) – This would be new for me and sounds fun!
- Vineman IM 70.3 (July 15th, 2012) – Local race for me and I love the rolling hills Bike and Run course!
I’m very excited about this new Rev3 event up in Maine, as I grew up running on that course! It took a Half/70.3 event for me to go back after all of these years. The course will be fast and I can’t wait!
Hoping to continue to build into 2012 and attack my races. Looking at five half/70.3 races tied together with some cycling events and 10k runs. As always, I will be entering the IM Kona lottery and who knows, maybe 2012 is my year!