Thursday, November 13, 2008

2008 Tri Season In Review

Season #5 has official come to a close as I look at my calendar and see no more triathlons on the schedule. It is bittersweet because, let's face it, I love racing -- but I know I should take a break. (Plus, I don't think there are anymore..other than IMs of course..or are there?..wait! Don't tell me..I'm taking a break..I'm taking a break..I'M TAKING A BREAK! but if you feel like whispering one to me, I won't hate you..)

Looking back, here's how my season went down:

Spenco Sprint Tri (4.6.08)
*not originally on schedule, I blame Erin for planting the wild hair seed
Age Group: 1st place
Gender: 3rd place

The Rookie Tri (5.10.08)
Age Group: 2nd place
Gender: 13th place

CapTex Olympic (5.25.08)
*debacle in the water -- part deaux
(I know, I know...I KNOW..ugh.)

Danskin (6.08.08)
*running with! NOT!
Age Group: 4th place

Couples Tri (7.13.08)
*D and E Rocking the race!
Division: 3rd Place

Jack's Generic (8.3.08)
Age Group: 3rd place
Gender: 13th place

Sweet and Twisted (8.24.08)
Age Group: 9th place

Longhorn Half Iron (10.5.08)
Age Group: 21st place

USAT/Halfmax Half Iron National Championships (10.18.08)
Age Group: 12th place

IronStar Half Iron (11.9.08)
Age Group: 2nd place

Summary Metrics:
  • 5 out of 10 podium placements
  • New Half Iron PR
  • 3 Half Irons within 35 days
  • Qualified for 2009 USAT Nationals
  • Qualified for 2009 USAT Worlds (!!more to come on that!!)

Not too shabby for a season's worth of work! :)

And I have to say many, many, many thanks to my family, friends, babysitters, coaches, training partners, volunteers, cheerleaders and lurkers. I seriously couldn't have done any of this without you. THANK YOU! (Come find me, I will buy you beers..many, many beers.)

Next Year's Highlights:

(UPDATE: after much flack for not representing my true intentions, I've thrown in the B and C races I plan on doing also...alright? sheesh. This is just a preliminary wish list!!!)

February 2009 - AT&T Austin Marathon

April 5, 2009 - Lonestar Half Iron

April 20, 2009 - Boston Marathon

May 10, 2009 - Rookie Tri

June, 2009 - Danskin

June 21, 2009 - Ironman Coeur d'Alene (Idaho)

July 12, 2009 - Couples Tri

August 2, 2009 - Jack's Generic

September 20, 2009 - Halfmax National Championships (Oklahoma)

October 18, 2009 - Longhorn 70.3 (crap..that's not really going to work is it?)

October 25, 2009 - ITU World Championships (Perth, Australia)

Wow. It's gonna be a fun year! Who's with me???


erin said...

um, yeah. blame ME for ALL the wild hairs. whatever.

great work this year. and what a blast.

don't forget Lonestar April 09!! :)

Priscilla said...

Wow, super duper inspiring!! What a great year, Congrats!!