Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Racing Schedule

Barb's Race is quickly approaching, but that race is not the end of the season. There are plenty of other races and activities to consider. The following are my top picks:

Crazy Eights Trail Run #3 (August 25)

I plan on taking it easy during the month of August and am undecided about whether or not I will do a triathlon this month. That being said, I still plan on doing this 8K trail run. Last year Los Vaqueros was crazy windy, but it was still a fun race (even considering the monster hill). Hopefully, some of my running buddies will decide to join me at this race.


Central Valley Triathlon (September 22)

I haven't done this race before, but it's close to home and it offers 2 different distances which is perfect for me and Hot Stuff (and anybody else that wants to join us).  There is a sprint distance race consisting of 500-yard swim, 16-mile bike, and 5K run as well as an Olympic distance race.

Both course feature: SWIM: warm water in clean lake.  BIKE: paved rolling county roads with little traffic.  RUN: on paved and jeep roads.  Judging from past years' results, it is a relatively small event.


Golden State Triathlon and Super Sprint Triathlon (October 13)

Once again, this race will be the graduation race for the Triathlon 101 class. However, this year, instead of doing the super sprint, I will do the longer distance race. Last year the 1/2 mile swim seemed daunting...this year, not so much ;-)
First graduating tri class
Annual Salmon Duathlon (November 2)

It got a little warm last year
At this point, the triathlon season is over, so it's time to find other types of races. I did this race last year and had a blast! I'm looking forward to going back and trying to improve my time.

The Salmon Duathlon course is a 5K run (two loops), a 30K bike ride (rolling hills) and a 2.5K run (one loop of the run course). The Duathlon and the 5K run courses are on paved surfaces that run through rolling hills and features running along the Stanislaus River, through the Knights Ferry covered bridge (the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi), and into and around Knights Ferry – all of this, plus the beautiful fall foliage in full season!

California International Marathon (December 8)

Why not?  LOL  After last year's marathon, running in a straight line for 26.2 miles is going to be a joy!