Last week I released the first half of my 2016 schedule. For people that know me well, the big surprise was the number of triathlons scheduled. Yep, I have been working hard in the pool to be able to actually swim. The first time I attempted triathlon was in college. I remember going to the pool and pretending to swim; in reality it was just drowning. I struggled so much that I swore I would never swim again. I finally got motivated because of that foot injury and a decently successful 2015. I ran faster then I ever had, biked stronger then I ever had, and ran faster again :). So with that I officially release my first half of 2016 season and the goals.
First, I would like to start out with the goals for 2016.
23 JAN: Asheville Running Collective Cross Country Race
19 MAR: Grandover Parkway Duathlon
17 APR: IM New Orleans 70.3
24 APR: St. Luke's Half Marathon
14 MAY: Long Course Duathlon National Championship @ Cary, NC
22 MAY: REV3 Knoxville 70.3
25 JUN: US Duathlon National Championships (Tentative)
17 JUL: IM Racine 70.3
APR-AUG: Boyd Cycling Ring of Fire Criterium Series
Swimming will definitely be my weakest discipline going into 2016. I have accepted this and am trying to improve as much as I can until New Orleans. Until my swim is truly put to the test we just have to assume I will be behind by a couple minutes coming into T1. I am not too worried about this because my bike and run disciplines can be competitive with the pros. Obviously, these are all predictions because I have yet to do a 70.3 event.
Whatever happens in 2016 I know it will be exciting and will bring a lot of new challenges.
Stay Strong, Stay Determined
-Mountain Multisport Athlete is out for now.