Ah, how I love a good TA. Just when I'm thinking "yech! I dont want to race this year, that all sounds like too much work!" I see a pic of a TA and I remember how much I miss it. Something about all those bikes in one place just makes me want to put on some spandex and hit the road.
I've been reevaluating my race shedule a bit for this year, though. In the interest of saving money (because I want a REAL vacation, dammit! One that doesnt revolve around a race!), and racing is expensive, I think I'm going to ax Steelhead. That was going to be my big travel race for the year, and honestly, I'd rather just spend the money getting to a beach in Mexico. Also not sure if I'm going to do Shawnee Mission. I know it's pretty much a standard race for everyone to do around here, but really, dont we get enough of Shawnee Mission Park? Thats where I go to do my OWS training, where I go if I want a nice hilly, low-traffic loop to ride, same for running.....do I really need to pay to do it? Not really.
Plus, after HyVee at the end of June, I'd like to be able to concentrate on my marathon training a little bit more. I'm still planning to run Chicago in October, so 3 months to focus soley on running would be awesome. But fear not! I still have plenty of tri's on my schedule. Heritage Park and the new KC Tri both in May, KS 70.3 and HyVee both in June. Still not sure about QuarterMax, I dont know that I really want to do 3 tri's in the span of 5 weeks. We'll see. But regardless, it should be a fun summer!