Over the last week or so I have been thinking a lot about Kinetic and Mooseman 70.3. I guess the big question is, I don't know what to do about these races...
I registered for Mooseman back in July and it was going to be my big A race and big travel race for the year. After the race, Jason and I were going to take some vacation time and explore New Hampshire, then travel to Boston for a couple days afterwards as I have never been. However, then I registered for IM Louisville and with that, all our vacation plans after mooseman were squashed. We will basically be driving up there on a Friday, race on Sunday, then jump in the car after the race (ouch legs) and drive 10 hours home. This does not sound like fun to me. I wish this race was closer. Plus now I have two big travel races that both involve a 10 hour drive. That's a far drive that involves a lot of gas money. I don't know. I guess I feel like my heart really isn't into this race, but I would hate to waste a race entry. If it was closer, I would not even be questioning not going, but I guess it is what it is.
This brings me to the Kinetic Half. I was currently registered for the aqua-velo and was going to use this race as a practice race for mooseman. But, after talking to Rachel and Victoria yesterday I decided to write the race director to see if my entry could be switched to the full 70.3. A few short hours later I got an email back that stated: "You are now registered for the Kinetic half 70.3, hope you enjoy the race!"
So, yeah now I am registered for two 70.3s that are 3 weeks apart. Kinetic is May 12th and Mooseman is June 3rd.
The training plan I have been using is a 20 week program with the target date of June 3rd. I do feel like I would be ready for Kinetic, but I'm also not sure if I should start playing around with my training now to try to make it fit for Kinetic. Another down side to Kinetic is it is the weekend after I get back from Vegas. I would really hate to miss training the weekend before a race, even though I know I would be on a taper.
I guess, I still have no clue what I really want to do. Race Kinetic? Use Kinetic as practice? Go to mooseman as a fun race? Go to mooseman & race race? Scrap mooseman all together and waste my entry fee, but save gas & hotel money?
Ugh. I am a mess right now.