I am awash in indecisiveness. Somebody save me!
A month ago I started trying to map out the races I wanted to do in 2012. A month ago I thought it was decided. I even updated the race list on sidebar of my blog which pretty much makes it official, right? In the past few weeks more and more races keep popping up that I want to add to the calendar. Sadly there are only so many races one can participate in and train for at the same time. I really just can’t decide.
My initial plan was to make 2012 the year of the “local” race. With the exception of one or two events, my races were going to be within a 2-3 hour drive from home. Then a friend suggested I sign up for NOLA 70.3. Two other friends tempted me with the cool schwag and atmosphere of the shamrock marathon in Virginia Beach. It was hard enough narrowing down my race choices when I was looking at running races. Add triathlon to the mix and the decisions become even more difficult.
I know I definitely want to repeat Beach 2 Battleship in October. Beyond that I am torn. I really can’t afford to do too many races that require more than a quick overnight trip but it is so tempting. Besides the expense there is the training factor.
I would assume you would want to strategically pick races based on your A goal and maybe just settle for being the world’s best cowbell ringer at the races that don’t fit the plan. Any tips for how you narrow down your list and pick races for the upcoming year or should I just write them all down on little pieces of paper and draw them at random? :) How do you all pick and choose your races?