But several years of aggressively chasing PRs wore me down and left me burnt out from running after my massive PR at the New York City Marathon last year. I took this year to let my running take whatever direction felt right, and I didn’t do many races. (I also thought I could apply my running endurance to a 70.3, but it turns out I’m not crazy about sitting on a bike for hours.)
2015, though, I’ve already got plans for you.
I had a really fun day spectating NYCM…but I think it’s more fun to run. So I’m going to do that next year. It’s part of my master plan to BQ by the time I’m 35, when I get 5 more minutes (unless they change things again between now and then.) My current PR, 3:56, is 21 minutes away from my current AG’s BQ time…but only 16 minutes away from the 35+ qualifying time, and I’ll be 32 in February. My master plan is to just keep chipping away at that PR over the next few years, and BAM, BQ at 35. I’ve entered the lottery, but if I don’t get in, I’ll enter with a charity. There’s so many amazing ones to choose from that I’m not yet sure which one.
My current half PR is from the D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half. They’ve added a jerk of a hill, but I’m familiar with the course and want to head back there to work on shredding my current half PR. Rock ‘n’ Roll is doing this great promotion today where you can register for three of their races for $199. I don’t care what date their new BK Half is, I’m running it. (San Diego is a huge maybe, I just wanted to play around with adding one more race to my TourPass and be slightly realistic…I do want to do their Dublin half, though.)
So, I learned 70.3 isn’t for me, but I did fall in love with the triathlon this year…
And at this point, it’s basically a tradition for me to do the Franklin Lakes Triathlon, so that’s a part of my plan FOR SURE…
…as is returning to my buddy, the Hudson River, and doing the NYC Tri again.
What’s on your race calendar for 2015? (Or the rest of 2014?)