What’s In Store in 2016?

20 01 2016

Howdy friends! Why yes, I do still exist…I just haven’t felt a ton of motivation to sit in front of the computer and write, when I spend all day sitting in front of a glowing screen. But, thanks to a long weekend and some down time, I figured I’d give you a peek into what’s in store for my 2016!

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  1. I’m a SOAS brand ambassador for the third year in a row! I’m so excited to represent this brand for yet another season. I have gushed over and over again about how much I love the gear from SOAS, so you can expect more of that 🙂 This year’s team kit is going to be pretty sweet too!12341468_1064108116960646_8217018892436058395_n
  2. I’m going to follow a training plan! Yes, really. Historically, I haven’t been one to follow a plan, but I recently purchased a plan from TriMarni. I’ve been following her blog for the past few years and I really respect her as an athlete/coach. I love her training/coaching philosophy, so I figured I’d see what happens when I actually have structured, focused training. I’ve also added on the option to be part of the “Performance Plan Team” so I get access to a private Facebook page where I can interact with the other TriMarni athletes (and Marni and Karel!). I also will get weekly check-in emails with loads of information to help me train and fuel smart this season. I’ve already received my plan and a number of other handouts- I can’t wait to get started!

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Now, in terms of race schedule…I only realized the other day that I went a bit trigger happy in terms of signing up for races. I guess I’m making up for 2015? Here’s what I’ve got on tap:

February:

6th: Best Damn Race half marathon. I’ve wanted to do this race for the past few years not just because I know the race creator/owner, but because I’ve heard such amazing things about it. They really do pull out all the stops to make it the best damn race, so I’m looking forward to experiencing it. I’m hoping I’ll get to ring that PR bell at the end, but I’ve only really been running consistently since early December, after taking several weeks off after Challenge Florida. It’s not an ideal amount of time to train, but we’ll see. I’ve only run this distance (in a standalone running race) 3 times (Nashville, DC, Gasparilla) and my PR technically is from a run I did while training for IM (1:49.40). I’m going to keep working hard for the next three weeks, and see what I can do!

22-23rd: Gasparilla. I haven’t actually registered for this race just yet. I was considering doing the half, especially if I don’t PR at BDR, but the more I think about it, the more I think I’ll likely stick to a shorter distance for funsies. No need to beat up my body early in the season- I’ve got big plans for triathlon this season!

March:

17-20th: TriMarni Camp, Clermont, FL: This will be my first ever triathlon camp, and I am pretty darn excited to spend 4 days doing a bunch of swimming, biking, running, eating, and recovering!

20th: Great Clermont Triathlon, International Distance. We’re topping off the training camp with an International distance tri.

April:

24th: St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Olympic Distance: I’ve spectated this race, volunteered at this race, done it as a relay, but never done the whole thing myself until this year. It’s such an institution around here, I feel like I had to do it at least once!

May:

Possible: 7th Hurricane Man OWS: Open water swimming is my favorite (said like Buddy the Elf) so I am seriously considering this one.

Possible: 22nd: Rev3 Knoxville: I’m not registered for this race, but I do think I’d like to do two halves this season. This race would be great because a lot of my TriMarni teammates are also doing it, and I really want to support Rev3. It’s also drivable (sorta).

28th: Crystal River Sprint #1: I really enjoy this race series, and this year I decided to register for all three of the races in the series! They were having a killer deal in the fall so I decided to go for it. It may not have been the best idea because of all the other races that I’m doing, but I think I’ll go into these as fun, training races.

June:

11th: Crystal River Sprint #2: See above.

Possibly: 19th Milkman Triathlon: If I don’t do the Rev3 race, this one is a possibility. It’s in Madison, WI, and it just so happens to be the weekend between two work trips up there. My SOAS teammate Kathy is also doing it, and it may just be the thing to convince me that I should sign up for IMWI 2017…

July & August: Time to put my head down and get to work! There is a possibility of another TriMarni camp in July!

September:

3rd: Crystal River Sprint #3

18th: Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City: This is my A race of the season. I cannot wait to get home and race!

Phew, that’s a lot of triathlon in 2016!

Some time in between all of this fun triathlon stuff, Bill and I are going to get ourselves out on another fantastic hike and/or on another fantastic vacation! I need to go diving again! We don’t have anything on the books yet, but we do have ideas:)

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Oh, I’ll definitely be helping Bill with the RV conversion. <— Follow along that adventure on the Facebook page.

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So, what do you have in store for 2016?

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3 responses

20 01 2016
Beth

Whoa! That’s a big and fantastic looking season! Can’t wait to see you crush these races. I’ve heard great stuff about TriMarni as well. I’m sure with the structure you’re going to see big gains. You have SO much potential and are already such a strong athlete. I’m excited for your year! xoxo

20 01 2016
321delish

When I put it all in writing I was like holy crap! I’m pretty jazzed about the season, so I’m looking forward to it! Thanks for the kind words Beth!!

27 01 2016
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

I can’t wait to hear all about the tri camp! And it’s going to be awesome to see each other again at IM 70.3 AC!

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