Monday, December 17, 2007

Looking Ahead - My 2008 Race Schedule

Here's how things are looking for 2008 racing. If you've been reading you may know that I'll be trying something new in '08...ultrarunning. I've added a couple more ultras in my buildup to the 100K in June. So, it looks like running will dominate my early season racing, and triathlon will take over later in the season.

So, the plan for '08 is looking something like this:

April 12 - Chippewa Moraine 50K Trail Run
May 10 - Ice Age Trail 50 Mile Trail Run
June 7 - Kettle Moraine 100K Trail Run
July 20 - Door County Half Iron Triathlon
September 7 - Ironman Wisconsin

So, that's one whole sport I've never tried before, four new races I've never experienced, and one rather familiar event to cap things off. I'm really looking forward to seeing how things go.

If '08 goes well, look for a 100 mile run on the agenda for '09 ;-)

-Steve

5 comments:

  1. Hi Steve,

    I saw your "bio" on the ultralist this afternoon. What caught my attention was your town, Crystal Lake. In the late 80s early 90s I lived in Woodstock just up the road from you. I was a quasi runner at that time enjoying myself on the rural roads. At the time I worked for American Airlines at O'Hare and commuted an hour each way (Woodstock was the only place I could afford a home...$100,000 with interest rates at 10.5%). We loved it! I moved from Woodstock to Los Angeles in 1990 and from LA to Northern Kentucky in late 1992. I no longer work for AA. Check out my blog www.ciabnw.blogspot.com.

    Jude Gamel

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  2. Hi Steve,

    I saw your "bio" on the ultralist this afternoon. What caught my attention was your town, Crystal Lake. In the late 80s early 90s I lived in Woodstock just up the road from you. I was a quasi runner at that time enjoying myself on the rural roads. At the time I worked for American Airlines at O'Hare and commuted an hour each way (Woodstock was the only place I could afford a home...$100,000 with interest rates at 10.5%). We loved it! I moved from Woodstock to Los Angeles in 1990 and from LA to Northern Kentucky in late 1992. I no longer work for AA. Check out my blog www.ciabnw.blogspot.com.

    Jude Gamel

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  3. Hey there, Jude!

    Sounds like you moved away from the area around the same time I moved in. It's a pretty nice place to live for running and cycling...miles and miles of low traffic country roads. However, you'd probably be surprised how many new homes and businesses have gone up throughout the area since you moved away. Those open roads seem to be a bit less open every day.

    Thanks for checking in.

    Take care...

    -Steve

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  4. Found you through your ultralist posting, sounds like you're going to have a fun year, from what I have heard KM is a great race

    I'll be following your progress, there are not enough ultra-newbies like us in the blogsphere!

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  5. Thanks for checking in, SLB+.

    I was just surfing around on your blog and I have just one question: How do you dislocate both your knees, multiple times? Okay, maybe two questions...and how, after having dislocated both knees multiple times, have you only ever broken one bone?

    You must have some stories, eh?

    Take care...

    -Steve

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