Thursday, January 10, 2008

2008 Race Schedule Taking Shape

My 2008 season is taking shape. So far I have three key events that I am focusing on: the Ouachita Challenge, the Cohutta 100 and the Ironman 70.3 Kansas. Here is a preview of the Ironman 70.3 Kansas which will be my "A" race for the year. I would like to do at least 1 or 2 more 100 mile races. Either the Wilderness 101 with Gerard or the Fools Gold in Georgia where I could visit my sister. Maybe next year I will try the Colorado Trail Race.

I don't know if I will do much XC racing this year. Sort of changing focus to longer distance stuff. Maybe I am just getting older and enjoy riding longer distances. We will see. Jan/Feb will be plenty of long rides/runs. March I will some intensity with Jim's Spring Flings out at Lawrence. In the past the crits have been a good way to build some race form.

On some recovery weeks I also plan to participate in some Hare Scrambles. I say participate because I am not taking it to serous. It has been since my brother got injured back in 1991 that I raced a motorcycle. With time I have realized that accidents happen and that I also could have a serous accident at any time just commuting to work on my bicycle. I had some fun riding with Christopher and we plan to hit the trails and MX tracks this Summer, especially after my 1/2 Ironman.

Speaking of schedules, the 2008 Missouri Race Schedule is out. Still waiting for the Kansas schedule.


Anonymous said...

Great Pic of Christopher, Put some of you in here,, joey PS Keep on Keeping on

fordy said...

nice bike

Randy said...

Chris, heard anything about the Kansas Calendar yet? I was looking for the Spring Fling dates.