I live in Northeast Ohio, which means I've been training indoors consistently for over a month now. I am fortunate to live around the corner from what can be described as the Taj Mahal of gyms. It has an indoor track, 4 pools, free access to trainers, rock wall, and dreadmills as far as the eye can see. I found myself this week staring out the window as a ran laps on the track. Feeling like a tiger trapped in a cage, longing to be out on the open road. While exercising this past month, I've found myself concentrating on 1 of three things: Social life, my next event, and 2011.
The plan has been to do my first triathlon and marathon in 2011. I more recently came up with what I've been calling the triple crown of cardio. A triathlon, a full marathon, and a 100 mile bike race. It was all planned out in my mind that the Tri would happen in May, Century sometime in July, and Akron Marathon in late September. I would then sprinkle in the local charity runs and rides through out the summer.
The wrench in my plans came this past Monday came when I was fortunate enough to be a Marathon Monday winer. I won free entry into the Cleveland Marathon. No problem, right? Well, its 7 days before the Memphis Triathlon I had planned on attending. The contest covers any route I choose, but I feel like I am not making the most of an opportunity I've been given. I've have come up with some different options that I have listed below and with over 2 feet of snow on the ground. I should have plenty of time to think it over this week. Tune in on January 1st to see what I decide!!
Option 1: Cleveland 10K 5/15, Memphis Tri 5/22, Century or Gran Fondo July, and Akron full 9/22
Option 2: Cleveland Half 5/15, Memphis Tri 5/22, Century or Gran Fondo July, and Akron Full 9/22
Option 3: Cleveland Full 5/15, Cleveland Tri 5/22,Century or Gran Fondo July, and Akron 1/2 9/22
Option 4: Cleveland Full 5/15, Cleveland Tri 8/6, Century or Gran Fondo July, and Akron full 9/22