I know that I want to do an Ironman sometime in my life. You probably already know that I am signed up to do a half ironman in June and I am really enjoying training for it so far. As I was reaching about mile 12 of my 16.2 mile run on the treadmill last night I really started to think about racing an Ironman this year. I have been thinking about racing Vineman in 2012 but I really feel like I want to push through and complete a full this year.
The race I am considering is the Grand Colombian, it is a unincorporated iron-distance race, meaning it is not owned by ford or braded “Ironman” (but I don’t care I still call it an ironman).
It takes place on September 17th in Washington and should be gorgeous, the website describes it as:
“For 2011, the Grand Columbian Super Triathlon will take place on the 17th of September, and will be bringing back the Ultra Distance (Iron) triathlon as well as adding a Super Triathlon! The course will be both challenging and fantastically rewarding, and will most definitely earn you bragging rights! Additionally, we are really looking forward to utilizing our new race to help the local community for their fundraising project to build a new school for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. You can find out more info on this project at http://gcdnewschool.com/. And we’ll be sure to send more information on this project as we move forward.”
Proceeds go to building a school, how could I NOT participate???
So here are some reasons I think I should do it:
- I am on a roll with training
- I feel good so far
- I don’t really want to wait over a year to do an Ironman
Reasons to wait:
- This is only my second year doing triathlon and Ihave never ran a marathon or ridden my bike more than 62 miles
- A (very small) part of me wants to make this year about my half ironman and not
overshadow it with a bigger race
So I want your advice should I do a full ironman this year or not?
Either way I do want to complete a 50k this fall, anyone have any they would recommend? I am willing to travel.