For weeks I have been pondering my race/ride schedule with an eye towards balancing epic adventures with plenty of time for rest and recovery – my ultimate goal is to be ready for the Pan-Mass Challenge in August.
I have often said that in the past few years I have discovered there are countless opportunities for fun and adventure, as long as you are willing to run or ride – The real issue is there are too many things to choose from!
For this year, I’m looking to get dirty, get sweaty, push my limits and face my fears. With that in mind, this is my current schedule – some are favorites from past years, but most are new. And, of course anything could change, because you know . . . there are so many fun things to do.
- Reverse triathlon (DONE)
- The Resolution by PMC (DONE)
- Fat biking and training
- Tour of Sufferlandria – February 6 – 14th
To benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation
Daily rides with the residents of Sufferlandria. There will be pain – and chafing.
- Fat Bike vacation with the kids – February 13th – 20th
(I may have to cut the tour short to ensure this is a fun vacation, if you know what I mean)
- Tri-Mania – Boston – March 19th
Hope to join other members of Team Betty for a 10K indoor team time trial!
- Raputitsa Gravel Road Race – April 16th
To benefit the JAM Fund and Little Bellas
45 mile unsanctioned gravel road race (ride)
- McAuliffe 5k – May 14th
To benefit the Christa McAuliffe Charter School
- Powissett Farm Trail Run – May 30th
- Ashland Trail Race – Date TBD
- Century ride with a friend
- XTERRA French River – June 25th
Paddling (or swimming), mountain biking & trail running
- JAM Fund Grand Fundo – July 16
To benefit the JAM Fund
69.5 miles, 6,459′ climbing
- Pan-Mass Challenge – August 6th and 7th
To benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Day 1 – Sturbridge to Bourne – 111 miles
Day 2 – Bourne to Provincetown -81 miles
- Cyclocross begins
- Gran Fondo Hincape
4 thoughts on “Planning a Year of Sweat, Dirt & Challenges”
What about the Wicked Nor’Eastah?!? Looks like you have conflicts but I think you need to “Embrace Borderland!” What could make you suffer more?
Keep it up!
I considered it but the rocks were a little much for me during the last ride. That being said, never say never!
You write, “my ultimate goal is to be ready for the Pan-Mass Challenge in August,” but the way I read your post, the PMC is really just CX prep.
It’s true – I wrote “cyclocross” with such glee!!!
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