The first half of the season is done and dusted so now it's time to look ahead and see what the 2nd half has in store. Obviously if you have ever read this blog previously, the main goal of any season is to get to Kona at the IM World Championships....that didn't happen for 2012!
It feels a little weird in that it is the middle of June and my A races are all over and the season still has plenty of time left. I was contemplating heading out to IM Louisville at the end of August but in the end decided against it. I could go on forever trying to get to to Kona and I could also spend a lot of money doing so. I had two attempts at IM St George and Eagleman 70.3 this year and that is enough. There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough and be happy with one or two chances per year. There will always be another year.....
For the rest of this season I need to have a focus and a motivation. Instead of IM Louisville I am going to race again at ChesapeakeMan 'Iron'man, which I raced back in 2008. It's a great local independent ultra-distance race and the goal is to get back under 10hours for the 140.6m.....after a couple of disappointing ironman times in recent races, it will be a good focus to aim for that. ChesapeakeMan isn't until Sept 29th so before then I will race at the Rosaryville 50km, Maryland Olympic Duathlon and Delaware Diamondman 1/2 Ironman. I will probably throw in a couple of road races both running and cycling as well.
After ChesapeakeMan it will be back to a running focus in Fall to hit the Stone Mill 50 miler, perhaps a marathon and a slew of 10kms, 5kms etc. By then it will be time to look forward to 2013 already....wow time flies!
- First frozen bottle ride of the winter today....23° to start but was fine for 2hrs. All you need is the right clothing! . . . . . . . #IFB #cycling #cyclingphotos #ridemd #rideoutside #ciclismo #shakethedust
- Just keep on rolling...even in 27° weather! The @parvillacycles Cranksgiving Ride was a chilly one today (the miles will pay off in the Spring they say) . . . . . . #IFB #cycling #specializedallez #specialized #ciclismo #gopro #parvillacycles #ridemd
- Day off from the rat race to get a long spin in.....Did the Prince Frederick loop for 90miles, fun times even with a bout of SVT. Time to start prepping for #bestbikegameever #croatanbuckfifty . . . . . . . #cycling #southcounty #parvillacycles #sweetsues #IFB #showyourkask #pactimo #tifosi #ridgesupply #wearhandske #svtsucks
- Hump day.....just waiting for the weekend to get back outside again! . . . . . . . #IFB #gopro #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos #pactimo #specialized #parvillacycles #tifosioptics #speedsleev