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.