2019 Race Goals

Silhouette of me and Jenn posing in front of a lake facing the sunset

Last December, I posted here that my goal for 2018 was to complete my first Full Ironman, and as you know if you’ve been following my journey, I am proud to say that I accomplished that goal!  Now, what’s next?  In 2019, I have penciled in a season that, if I am lucky, will build to the biggest race in triathlon… the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 12, 2019.  I say “if I am lucky” because as a physically challenged athlete, I will be entering a lottery and hoping my name is one of the 5 people drawn to go to Hawaii next year.  That’s 5 total, not 5 men and 5 women, just 5…

As I was deciding what races I wanted to do in 2019, I wanted to make sure I was being mindful of the chance that I could get drawn for Kona, but also building a season that would leave me feeling accomplished even if that isn’t in the cards next year because I won’t find out if I get to go to Hawaii until June.

I also wanted to make sure I have a fun season, so I threw in some of my favorites, like the Runnin’ of the Green, which is the race I walked with my friend Jessica that planted the idea in my head that I wanted to start running.  I am also doing the Colfax 1/2 marathon again, which is the race I finally accomplished my sub 2:30 half marathon goal in 2017 after years of failure to make that cutoff, except this time I’m going to pause for a selfie with some of the animals in the zoo as I run through it – PR in fun instead of time.  πŸ™‚

So, even if I don’t get drawn for Kona, I will still have a fun and challenging season with the following races:

β€’ March 17th – Runnin’ of the Green 7K
β€’ April 14th – Prairie Dog Β½ Marathon
β€’ April 29th – Cherry Creek Sneak 5 Miler
β€’ May 19th – Colfax Β½ Marathon
β€’ June 22nd – TriBella Sprint
β€’ July 21st – TriBoulder Olympic
β€’ August 3rd – Boulder 70.3
β€’ September 14th – Littlefoot Sprint
β€’ October 12th – Kona (if I’m lucky!!!!)

I hope to see you out there, and I’d love to hear about what you are hoping to accomplish in 2019, whether they are races or other types of accomplishments!

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