Thursday, November 19, 2009


I know, I know, you've been wondering waiting, biting your nails, sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the races I plan on conquering (ok, participating in) in 2010. Well, now the three of you can rest at easy (that's the 3 people that know this blog exists), because here it is:

Falls Duathlon, May 1
Oakdale Du (team with Jace?), May 15
Tri Rochester TT's, May 6, 13, 20, 27
Med City 1/2 Marathon, May 30,
Trinona (oly distance), June 13
Rochesterfest Tri (volunteering), June 20
Awesome Blossom 5 mile Run, July 4
Byron Good Neighbor Run (with Jace), July 17
Chisago 1/2 Iron, July 25
Festival Run 10k (with Jace), Aug 7
RASC TT's, Aug 3, 10, 24
Treadman Du, Sept 4
Cannon-Wells Du, Sept 25
Mankato Marathon, Oct 23

Those are the potential races. Not all will be raced. When planning a season its a good idea to put every possible event on there that interests you that way as the season approaches you can narrow it down.

Some of the above will be done with Jace and/or my wife Carin, but all will be for fun and training. I am going to train at the bare minimum in 2010 just as I did in 2009--which is 5 hours on an R&R week, 6-9 during the majority of weeks, and 10-11 on a high volume week. If done right, you could be competitive within your age group in sprint distance events on that amount of training. However, with the longer events I have on there and the hours I'll be training, being competitive is no longer a goa. I am ultimately training for the mother of all tri's (in terms of distance) in 2011. You know...


J-No said...

What's the mother of all tri's?

Mario said...
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Mario said...

J-No. I was speaking in terms of distance, not venue. I changed that. (BTW, 2011 IMWI).

J-No said...

I'd say this is the mother of all tri's.

Brian said...

Keep Bill's Waseca tri in mind as well. Should be the 1st weekend in Aug if he does it. Nice event, fast course.

Mario said...

How about a deca-ironman:

At some point you have to draw a line as to what is within reason and what is above and beyond or considered 'ultra'. At that point its no longer a normal event.
I think a marathon is the cap for a runner, an ironman for a triathlete, a 100 mile race for a off-roader, etc. Beyond that its just insanity!