I’m a visual person. I don’t ever actually write down all my races (other then the dates on my calendar) but I have a clear picture in my head of when they are and what I need to focus on. Since my focus has been waning a tad in these past few weeks, I wanted to flush out my racing calendar and get my mind right. I also noticed my “VITA RACES” page was kind of a mess so I’ve reorganized and feel better already. Now I just need to bike, swim and run until I’m faster and stronger then ever. No problem.

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RACE: Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon

DATE: July 8, 2015 | 6:00pm

FOCUS: Place in top 10 women to qualify for the Triathlon National Championships

FUN: Racing a triathlon at night. I have never raced at this time so I’ll have to train this way, at least a few times, and hopefully enjoy a cool July evening.

I love doing hometown races because my amazing friends do stuff like this for me to see on the course!

I love doing hometown races because my amazing friends do stuff like this for me to see on the course!

RACE: Stratton Faxon New Haven 20K

DATE: Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)

FOCUS: Break the curse! This race has sucked for me in the last two years. This will be my 9th time running it and I want to PR and feel good leaving the course.

FUN: Racing with all my best running friends and eating beer and bread in the park at the finish. New Haven isn’t the nicest place in CT and we usually have a lot of fun people watching!

These two have been the only reason I enjoyed the New Haven 20K these past two years. #BreakTheCurse

These two have been the only reason I enjoyed the New Haven 20K these past two years. #BreakTheCurse

RACE: Portland Maine Half Marathon

DATE: October 4, 2015

FOCUS: This will be my last race before THE marathon. I want to feel good and fine tune all my fueling (pre-race, mid-race and post-race) as well as traveling to and from a race, sleeping in a hotel, etc.

FUN: This will be a weekend filled with friends from around the country and I cannot wait to see everyone, relax on the beach and then run the hell out of this race!…and then relax and drink wine.

This will definitely be my first medal with a LOBSTAH on it. I hope they still give this one out!

This will definitely be my first medal with a LOBSTAH on it. I hope they still give this one out…for the half!

 

RACE: New York City Marathon

DATE: November 1, 2015

FOCUS: Getting to the start line with zero injuries, racing well and getting a shiny new PR.

FUN: Although this should be an amazing time, running an iconic race, the logistics of doing this with 50,000 other runners and having my kids celebrate Halloween in NYC the night before is leaving a lot to be desired. We’ll see how it all plays out but right now, it’s giving me a headache!

I randomly found this searching for NYCM photos. Can someone PLEASE make this for me? Best.sign.ever.bitch.

I randomly found this searching for NYCM photos. Can someone PLEASE make this for me? Best.sign.ever.bitch.

I’m sure I will sprinkle in some 5Ks as well, as they are great for speed work in the summer, and maybe even a 10K if I can find one. They seem to be few and far between in these parts.

I’m happy to have a solid schedule and, after rehabbing all of my injuries, I’m looking forward to tackling each and every goal head-on!

And we’re off…

 

What are your summer plans?

What’s your favorite distance to race?