Tomorrow’s blog post, which I’ve already uploaded as I’ll be on the road all day, looks back at 2010. Right this minute though, I’m looking ahead to 2011. I just read Marni’s blog post about planning ahead and factors that play into race selection, and it really struck a chord with how I’ve organized my year.
I was selfish and picked all my races “for me.”
I’m doing primarily local events and not traveling heavily for races. I’m not counting Arizona as travel because we have the house here, and it’s drivable and/or a cheap Southwest flight away.
By virtue of doing mostly local races, I will have many friends around on race days as spectators and other athletes.
I’m doing races put on by race companies that I really like. I’m not doing races put on by companies that I have had issues with.
I built a schedule that will sustain me and my motivation throughout the long year. I will race frequently enough to stay fresh, but I won’t be doing long distance till late in the year.
Bring on 2011!!!! 1st race is in less than 2 months!