I’ve narrowed my list of Ironman 70.3′s down to two, The Vineman 70.3 in Sonoma County CA and Steelhead in Benton Harbor MI. Both races seem awesome. I think California sounds appealing cause in my mind it would be sort of a mini-vacation in reality I’d be 70.3 miles of racing!
Benton Harbor is also awesome. I haven’t been up there in over 10 years. I love the area, it’s close enough to drive, which eliminates have to ship my bike (which I don’t have yet).
But I’m getting ahead of myself. I still need to win the Distance Challenge in order to pick my race, and by the tone in Adam’s voice this morning he’s not going to make it easy! I told him I was confident that I would win, and in turn pick the event.
Plus there is a LOT of work to do in the training department still to come. Which brings me to my next order of business… I’VE GOT A COACH!!!
I mentioned last week that I was looking for some guidance. I emailed a few places/coaches one of them being Coach Jen Harrison
. I first heard about Coach Jen from CubicleDad
, andafter doing some research on coaches and coaching, I knew I had to work with her. When I told her that I was ready to get started on her program she replied
“PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best news ever!!! YOU will love it!”
How’s that for enthusiasm? I filled out some initial paper work talking about the goals I have for next year and what races I want to run. Then on Monday we’re going to chat and I’ll findout what the next step is!
I’m anxious to get started, and looking forward to a new year, a new program and a new event!