The future 2009 racing season, that is.
I never really know if I should say racing season or if I should say event season.
I don't really race per se. I'm happy to participate and to have a "decent" time (translate: not last).
Racing sounds cooler though, and these days, it is all about the cool.
As in COOL temperatures.
With snow and ice and all those wintery things I really don't care for.
Welcome to December in Minnesota.
We got about 2 inches of snow last night, which meant when I woke up to go run 8 miles with my friends, I ended up looking out the window, then getting back in to bed and going back to sleepy-land for a few more hours.
Two inches really isn't much snow; I've run in worse conditions. I just couldn't really do it this morning.
Rational: "I'm not really in training right now, so why not nestle in for a little snoozy-pooh?"
Needed: A reminder that winter will end -- days will grow longer (only 16 days till THAT happens!) -- and my 2009 season will be here before I know it!
I've got my race calendar pretty much figured out and I've registered for most the events that I want to do.
Vacation Sports is offering half-priced entrance fees to people that register in December for their 2009 events.
That represents big-deal savings!
I signed up for two of their tris (New Bri ($32.50) and St. Paul Olympic ($42.50); There is a third I want to sign up for, but there is a problem with the event link.
I will probably sign up for Urban Wildland 1/2 marathon again in 2009 and some friends and I may try our luck by entering in to the New York City Marathon lottery.
I enjoyed running NYC marathon in 2007 and would love to run it again with my awesome running partners.
I also reserved a room at the Wisconsin Memorial Union for Sunday, September 13th -- the day of IronMan Wisconsin. The plan is to volunteer at the 2009 event and then, the next day, register for the 2010 race...
Just thinking of an IronMan in 2010 should get me through winter 2009....