Thursday, January 03, 2008

2007 was a year of firsts for me.

It was my first full Triathlon season.
I ran my first Half Marathon the New Bedford Half.
I shaved for the first time… just the legs!
Mooseman was my first International distance race.
I crashed my bike for the first time during a race (Bayside) breaking a rib in the process… and finished!
I had to cancel my first half Ironman because of the broken rib.

2007 Race review

New Bedford Half-Marathon - 1:49:12
SimplyStu Worldwide Triathlon II - Fun with the family!
Officer Thomas Giunta Memorial 5K - 0.22:35
Mooseman International - 2:49:10
Bayside YMCA Triathlon - 1:09:01
Firmman Half Iron - Canceled due to injury
Buzzards Bay Triathlon - 1:41:45

2008 Race schedule (Subject to change without notice!)

New Bedford Half-Marathon March 16
Mooseman Half Ironman June 8
Four in the Forth July 4
Cranberry Country International August 24
Buzzards Bay Triathlon ?
Bay State Marathon October 19

One of the highlights of last year was getting a chance share my love for triathlon with my family. They went to all my races and cheered me on… I can’t thank them enough for their support.



Also, I had the privilege of meeting some great people and fellow Bloggers!

What will be new for 2008!

I’m going to enter (and complete) my first marathon
Be more consistent with training and focus on longer distances.
Develop a better nutrition plan.
Start to make plans for my first Ironman next year.
My son has shown some interest in racing this year so I’m hoping to enter a sprint tri together as a relay. Maybe I can pass the Triathlon bug onto him!

Oh yah… and this!

5 comments:

Jameson said...

Sounds like a good year to me!

Is that your new ride?! I like it!

I'm sure I'll see you around at a few races this season.

Stay warm!

triguyjt said...

very cool new bike you have
have a great 08 racing season.
due to weather..do you have any pre june triathlons in Mass??/
jt. in cleveland

Tri-John said...

Jamie:
Sounds like a good plan, I just hope I can put it all together. 2008 is going to be a very busy year for me so I may have to make some adjustments to the plan as things change.

I walked into my bike shop last weekend and found this 2007 Cervelo P2 SL. They’re in the process of moving into a new bigger place so they were boxing thinks up when I saw it. I ran into the owner on the way out and he said he would put it aside for me. I plan on going back this weekend to check it out and put some money down on it. I’ve been looking for a new bike for awhile so if it’s a good deal, its mine!

Triguyjt:
Thanks for the comment. There are a few good Triathlon and Duathlons that start as early as April, but I’ve never entered one that early in the season.

Robin said...

Congrats on your 1st full tri season! Nice to see that the family is having fun as spectators and supporters. Also, the bike looks great! I'm still deciding on my season. Definitely is St. Croix Sprint. But that is all that is firmed up so far. (In fact, I need to register today!) I will do either Patriot or Providence. Also considering Mooseman Intl again. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Steve Stenzel said...

Sexy bike!! Have a great 08!!