Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let's get this party started already!!!!

Oh man oh man oh man I am chomping at the bit to get started next year! For the last two weeks I have been in this weird limbo stage just trying to do something to stay active so as to not fall flat on my face when training "officially" starts next week.

I am currently waiting for an email from my coach for the first installment of my training plan. I guess this sense of anticipation is killing me right now because it will be interested to see how he concocts his training plans and how difficult they will be to execute. I am REALLY looking forward to getting started!

We had an early release day from work today, so @ 3PM I was outside running in 40 degree temps in shorts! It was wonderful! I don't know why, but I keep visualizing the Lake Placid running course. I have only ran the loop once, but I feel like I know the thing backwards and forwards. I really like the course, if you can't tell.

So I finally decided on what I will be doing next year. The racing will be kept to a minimum:
  • Ironman Texas 70.3, April 10th
  • Tri Ridgefield Sprint, June 5th
  • Ironman Lake Placid, July 24th
  • edit: POSSIBLE REV 3, Cedar Point, Sept 11th: either cheerleading/beer parade leader, or racing the half.
  • and if my body doesn't self destruct, NYC Marathon, November 6th.
So I am either going REALLY long, or really short.

Have a great New Year's!


  1. Every time I read one of you northerner's post I feel like a huge cold wimp -- 40 degrees is tights, gloves, and beanie temps for us!

    In your schedule you forgot to add: Rev3 Cedar Point, Sept 11th (hanging out with all my blogger buddies!)

  2. So I am either going REALLY long, or really short - what???

    You have a sprint, a 70.3 (maybe two) and a full ironman. Looks like you have the full spectrum.

  3. Thats A stacked calender. Will be cheering you on. And I'm with Jeff DTC, 40 = COLD =beanie and gloves.

  4. You've got a great year ahead of you! I like your potential jobs for Cedar Point best...I think after your IM, you need that beer leader job!

  5. Woo hoo... great year ahead! Happy New Year Jon!

  6. Happy New Year! yay for 2011

  7. It was 40 today here and I broke out the shorts. It is supposed to be 50 tomorrow! All our snow has melted already too.

    So Grand Rapids was too far to go for your June sprint??? :)

    saw your post title and totally laughed
    I figured we'd hear from you next year
    Your training plan starts already lucky YOU, and yes thats JEALOUSY you sense on my behalf that you know the run course frontwards and backwards:)
    happy new year!!

  9. Its about TIME you, sorta satisfy my repeated harassing to do CP, might shut me up for a week, maybe.

    Happy New Years

  10. I wouldn't want the beer parade leader job since it is probably too much work. I would want to sit in the announcing booth and have all the paraders bring the samples over to my for my sampling and blessing.

    I just signed up for the Gridiron!

  11. Looks like a great race schedule for next year! I'm still trying to figure all of my races out!

  12. Looks like an awesome year!! Happy New Year and cheers to the start of training!

  13. Calendar looks great buddy.

    I may or may not go down to cheer at the 70.3 TX....not sure yet.

  14. Looks like a good plan. Racing minimum but training maximum.

  15. Dude, I might be going to CP too - as a beerleader! There are too many Team Mates and bloggy buddies that are going to be there.

    Happy New Year Jon!!!

  16. That is awesome! Good luck in your training!


  17. Nice race list! Need to get an olympic and you will hit them all lol Here is to a heathy 2011

  18. Good luck with your training & happy new year!

  19. No lie, Rev3 Cedar Point will be the day that Sandusky runs OUT of beer. That is my goal, not to finish the 140.6, to finish all of their beer :)

  20. Cedar Point baby! All the cool kids will be there. We've got to get Megan there!

    Love the water bottle!!! :)

    Matty O... SAWEET GOAL!


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