Yesterday marked the first official day of triathlon training for me. I'm excited to look ahead to the summer season and prepare for some big events. Most of my winter training with include sweaty indoor bike training sessions, three to four swims every week, and freezing cold outside running, which, of course, is still my favorite of the three. During the three coldest months and three hottest months of the year, I have a few extra afternoon hours to really get into the thick of training. This is what the 2015 season will look for me (as of today):
January 25th: New Orleans Mardi Gras Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon - You have to have SOME fun, right? This is my favorite winter event and a nice breath of fresh, humid air.
June 7th: Legend 70 Triathlon at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, KS. Since Ironman pulled out of Kansas, Silverback picked up a series of races of a few different distances on the same weekend. Despite experiencing some terrible course support last year from the same host, this was just too convenient and inexpensive to pass up.
July 25th: Bix 7 in Davenport, IA. Continuing the Flogel family tradition, this will be my 14th Bix and 2nd Annual Flogel v. Outlaws best shot golf tournament and one weekend I won't ever miss if I can help it.
September 13th: Ironman Wisconsin. This is the big one! …And the same reason why I've been splashing around in the pool since October to maintain balanced fitness going into training season. The events of this day will be my main focus this whole year and the anticipation is already consuming me.
I'm hoping to add one more triathlon, perhaps in July. In the meantime, I'll be busy with training between 10-20 hours/week in preparation for the big day, getting lots of rest and working on fueling properly so I can stay as healthy as possible. More to come!