Last night, it became official – I’m running the New York Marathon in November. And with that, my racing schedule for the year is pretty much set. More for my own amusement than anything else, here’s what my endurance year is looking like — goals are in order of importance (yes, sometimes finishing is more important than having fun):
|May 16||Brooklyn Half-Marathon||A: Enjoy myself
B: See what the legs have for Vermont two weeks later
D: sub 1:45
|May 24||Vermont City Marathon||A: PR
B: Sub 4
|July 19||New York City Triathlon||A: Relearn how to do triathlons
C: Sub 3:00
|Late August||Presidential Traverse||A: Finish
B: Have fun
|November 1||New York City Marathon||A: PR
B: Sub 3:45
I’ll surely add some 5ks and 10ks here and there, and I’m thinking about doing an open water race in June, but these are the goal events. I’ve never had this many goal races in a single year. It’s a little intimidating, but also very exciting.
So far, I’m happy with how the training for Vermont is going. I’m running better than I have in a long time and I’m excited to see what this aging body can do. If I can stay healthy, this is going to be a hell of a year.