SLC Half Marathon 4/21 - I really want to have a sub 2 half marathon. I think that I can do it with good consistent training, and I was only 8 minutes off last Spring. If this one doesn't go as planned, I may have to add one at the end of the season to just try again. With the Striders series, I should be in great shape for this as we would have run these distances, and had a half marathon already as a "practice" race for this one.
Spudman Oly Tri 7/27 - I am really seeking a sub 3 hour Oly distance tri. I think it is easier to have a PR at an Oly distance where the discipline distances are more standardized. In a sprint, they are all over the place, so with an Oly, I would love to have a sub 3. With the down river swim, and the flat course for run/bike, I am hoping this happens.
St George 26.2 10/5 - I always want to do well with a marathon. After seeing my huge improvement from one year to the next with this past race, I REALLY want to keep that going. I don't know what it is about a marathon, but they mean the most to me. I only do one a year, and that is only if I get in through the registration. The challenge is so great in any marathon, regardless of how many you have done, that I just really want to see improvement. And, I also have a career goal of qualifying for Boston, and even though I am currently 45 minutes away from that, any move in that direction is a good thing :)
B races (still important, but like good practice for the A ones):
Icebreaker Tri - a mini sprint. I can compare with last year since it is virtually the same course as Women of Steel was. A good one for measuring progress, but that's about it.
St. George Oly - a practice for Spudman, and I love Southern Utah for races. I can use this as a test run for Spudman, and then have a few months to improve where needed.
Ogden Valley Tri - (I am assuming of course they are even bringing it back) I love this one. It will be a good progress measuring race. I loved it last year, and it will be good to just see progress over a year, do one close to home, and have fun.
C Races (just for fun):
Everything else. I love racing just to race, and I use them to gauge where I am and where I need to go. I also like to have fun, so that is where everything else falls.