Through A Spy Glass, Darkly
It's funny. If one wants to do an Ironman (TM) then one ought to decide upon it more than one year in advance (otherwise one pays the community fund fee if there's even a slot available, or works the "qualify" tactics, or perhaps does some worthy TNT fundraising). Apparently what this means in my life is that now I have to set firmly in mind what I'd rather do than an Ironman, because otherwise I'll get swept up in the emotion and register. I do better picking the next goal before achieving the current one (saves a languishing period), but this is getting silly.
Post-IMMoo 2007, I want to rebuild some strength and improve body composition. My major performance goal is to run my BQ (Boston Qualifying) time.
A complicating factor is that I'm committed to running a marathon on a very slow course in either February 2008 or February 2009.
Backstory: almost two years ago I agreed to do a couple of marathons with friend JK. He wants to be in the Seven Continents Club; I said that I'd run with him in Europe (done - Berlin Marathon 2006 Race Report) and Antarctica. We're on the waitlist for Antarctica 2008 - if we don't make it off the waitlist, we get guaranteed entry for Antarctica 2009.
Upshot: pick a fall 2008 marathon for attempt at BQ.
- could do early-season 70.3 in 2008 (still hearing the call of Disney)!
- could do more local events!
- just heard that the Cayman Brac Turtle Tri is back April 6, 2008 - Olympic distance race on the smaller island - that should work!