One of the fun things that has happened over the last few months has been coming up with a race schedule for the 2014 season. I could go on and on about why these events and not others, but you probably wouldn’t care nearly as much as I do. So here’s my schedule for 2014 and a brief word about each (I couldn’t resist):
April 25 – Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race, 25K – This is the 4th edition of the race directed by my friend Andrea at Epic Endurance Events. I volunteered at the first one, but have missed the last two. I’m excited to support Andrea/Epic by actually competing this year. I fully expect to get my a$$ handed to me by legit trail runners, but oh well. It may be ugly but not as ugly as if I’d gone for the 50K.
May 2&3 – 18hrs of Fruita – Relax, its a relay! There will be eight of us. But it is on dirt! Oh YES, I bought a mountain bike this winter. This will be a recurring theme in 2014, just wait. We had a great time in Fruita last spring with friends and I’m expecting nothing less this year.
May 18th – Rev3 Knoxville AG Championships – I really want to come out of the gate strong with this one. I qualified in a pretty good position and hope to back it up. I’m just hoping its a little dryer than last year.
May 31st – Xterra Lory – Returning to the scene of my second triathlon ever. With a much better bike. I’m told its a beginner friendly mt bike course. Last time I survived the same course on a 13 YO mt bike with no suspension and toe cages. Hope this is just what I need to get my feet wet/muddy.
June 7th – Boulder Sunrise – Just trying to fill in an early season racing block without traveling too far. I haven’t raced in Colorado much the last two years and this fits in nicely with my wife’s Ride the Rockies departure from Boulder the same day. She’s riding 473 miles in 7 days and raising funds for the Davis Phinney Foundation. If you’d like to make a donation click here.
June 21 – Xterra Curt Gowdy – Scares me to death! Every time I say ‘Curt Gowdy’ to mountain bikers around here, they get this ‘are you serious, rookie?’ look on their face. I hope to spend a few weekends their in advance, because…
July 12 – Rev3 Adventure Cowboy Tough Sprint Adventure Race – Also in Curt Gowdy State Park! A ‘beginner’ adventure race. If anyone wants to join me, I’d be happy to enter the team competition rather than solo. I also might follow this up with a Rev3 Cowboy Tough Mt Bike race in Glendo, WY July 13th.
July 19th – Rev3 Adventure Casper Strong – Not a beginner race and also scary! More on my affinity for these Rev3 Wyoming Adventure races in a another post.
September 7th – Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6 – I have some unfinished business here. I’m hoping it will end up like this unfinished business. Despite everything you’ve seen above, I still really want to improve at this distance. This will be the focus of my training after Knoxville. Along with not injuring myself on the dirt.
Wish me luck.