This Years Main Events

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):

Date Event Goal
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.

12 thoughts on “This Years Main Events

  1. that’s a lot of PRs for one year. Regardless, it’s a fun slate of races (I’ve done the brooklyn half and the NYCM) and I’m sure it will be a blast. Best of luck!

  2. Right there with you, down to the pace goals for NYC Tri and Marathon. I’d be running Brooklyn, too, but I’m Sherpa-ing for a friend’s Half Iron Man the same day. See you in Prospect one of these days!

  3. Best of luck Sean! I will pray to the gods of not getting injured (who have severely let me down as of late!) for you! Can’t wait to read about how these things update us!

      • I would love to go bouldering with you! Though by now you’re way better than I ever was.

        (I miss bouldering a lot by the way, I can’t wait until the little dude is old enough to do it!)

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