I am a planner. With all the stuff I keep on my plate on a daily basis, if I don't have a plan I am doomed. Usually my plan is more of a daily thing, but as a triathlete, it is nice to have an annual plan as well. My "plan" consists of my race schedule and then how everything will revolve around that.
Those of you who took a peek at my 2012 vision board certainly got a few hints as to what is in my plan for this year, but today I am officially announcing that I am all in for Rev3Tri Cedar Point FULL REV!!
September 9, 2012
2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run.
This is not a decision that I made quickly or lightly. I've been seriously thinking about it for a few years, but I always felt that I did not want to take a stab at it until Noah was in kindergarten. Last year I was able to support Kel as he tackled this distance and that was certainly inspiring and motivating. Two years ago when I brought up the idea of Kel racing a full before me, he told me he felt like I should do one first since I started in the sport first, which was very sweet. But it was great for me to support him in his training and see how it worked with our family before I took a stab at it.
So, 2012 is my year!! To guide me through my journey I have Sonja Wieck in my corner, which is also great! I always thought Coach Mary would see me to the finish line of my first 140.6, but when she had the wonderful opportunity to move over to QT2, I felt like that meant I should explore my options a bit. I've known Sonja since I met her in 2009 as a member of Team Trakkers and my thoughts were immediately drawn to her. She is a crazy good triathlete (although, I am firm believer that a good triathlete does not necessarily make a good coach), she is a mother and a wife, and she has an amazing work ethic. After a lot of emailing back and forth, we both decided that we were a good fit, and I started with her in November.
A lot of my training in November and December was recovering my fitness that I had lost since my accident in September. Everything is moving along nicely (albeit a bit slow - not that I am worried about that or anything!!), and January has brought lots of solid base volume, which I am loving. I think Sonja and I are really starting to "get" each other, which is so important in an athlete/coach relationship.
There are many more facets to my 2012 plan, and I will be revealing those throughout the rest of the month. Let's just say though, that Rev3 will again play a huge part in my season! I'm excited for the year and if you wonder why I'm not posting as much, it's probably because I'm training!!