Sunday, September 27, 2009

2010 Races

Bummer. If I had run the Homestretch 20 Miler race this morning (although it was pouring rain and I didn't get home from the wedding last night until 1:15am) and had run the same time as my training run yesterday, I would have won my age group. But, you learn more by pacing yourself and being in your own head, so I think I made the right choice.

Anyway, I'm trying to put together a race schedule for next year and all I have on it is Ironman Louisville on August 29th. I would like to have a half Ironman in early summer like mid June. Do you guys have a favorite race around that time? I'm looking for one that has a somewhat hilly bike course, one that I could swim in a no-sleeve wetsuit or no wetsuit at all. And I don't want to be swimming in the ocean and preferably would like to stay in the Midwest so I could drive to the race. I'm looking to compete but also simulate race conditions for Louisville. I'm also looking for other races like Olympics or sprints around the same time. Any ideas?


Molly said...

I don't really know these, but had a long list of halves in June...

Racing for Recovery Half in Michigan
Rockman Half in Illinois
Liberty Half in Minnesota
Kansas 70.3
High Cliff Half in Wisconsin
Cutting Edge Half in Illinois

Meredith said...

What's funny is that I already have Racing for Recovery, Kansas 70.3, and Cutting Edge Half already on my short list. :)

Caroline said...

Well, if you don't mind a bit of a drive, the Mooseman Half Ironman in New Hampshire is at the beginning of June. It's one of my most favorite races - lots of good schwag, the race director is awesome, the run and bike courses are hilly but not terrible, and the swim is in one of the cleanest lakes in the country. I drive up from Virginia every year to do that race, it is awesome, I like it more than the M-Dot halves - it's just really well run with a down-home feel to it. Good luck in mapping out your schedule - and keep blogging, I really enjoy reading what you write!

IronMatron said...

I second Mooseman, but that's a hike for you. I'm not familiar with mid-west races, or I would suggest!