Sunday, March 27, 2022

Return to Racing?

I have not done any multisport racing since 2015.  I did train for events in 2016 as an active member of the Arvada Triathlon Club, but I also took up Crossfit in 2015 and kept up with high intensity interval training in 2016.

Since then, I have been laid off from Oracle, did a stint in the oil field and have had stable employment at CDOT since 2019.  I have done the D'Evelyn dash 2019, 2020, and 2021.  I also did a mountain bike race in 2019.  

The Covid 19 pandemic royally screwed up racing in 2020 and 2021, with a slow return to normal around July of 2021.  With the pandemic at more of an endemic state, it feels like a good time to throw my hat back in the ring.

Racing thoughts:

July 10 - Stonehouse Lakewood 2 mile run (RMRR)
July 23 - Crooked Gravel (30 mile short course; Winter Park)
July 31 - Chatfield Classic - Mountain Swim Series (1 mile)
August 27 - D'Evelyn Dash (5K)
September 10 - Littlefoot Sprint Triathlon (0.75-15-5k Bear Creek Lake Park)
October 8 - Stone House double Triple-Cross trail 8.6M (CMRA)

Aside from the Crooked Gravel, these are all very local events with a really nice atmosphere.  I would get a chance to hang with the RMRR and the CMRA again.  I would also get back into multisport racing.

All of these could potentially be done with minimal training.  However, I would ideally be swimming, riding and running at least once a week.

Swimming - Grant Ranch May 21 - September 11 - Tuesday/Thursday 6 am - 7:30 am; Saturday/Sunday 7 am - 9:30 am or Bear Creek Lake or Mountain Swim Series.  I would primarily be training at Carmody Rec Center.

Riding - Bear Creek Lake Trail System

Running - Harriman Park, D'Evelyn Track, Bear Creek Lake Trail System or anywhere else

I got a slight kick of motivation with Maddy coming to town and talking about the aquathon and aquabike national championships.  She has ambitions to make it to worlds in Spain.  I have no such delusions of grandeur.  However, aside from the Crossfit Open, I have not had a target event to focus my training.

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