A tentative list of some bike tours, USAT sanctioned triathlon races, and 1/2 marathons for 2016. I would still like to add a push-pull competition, maybe a full marathon in the fall, and really anything to fill in those empty months. As always, I love it when friends join me and if there is some kind of sporty thing you are already planning on or would like to plan, I’m all about adding and adjusting this calendar.
17th, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Half-Marathon
Broke Man’s Winter Warm-Up: This is a no frills race with multiple options on distances from 3.5 miles to 13.1 miles. I have registered for the 13.1 mile course. I have done Broke Man races before and have really enjoyed them.
6th, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Indoor Triathlon
OSU Indoor Triathlon: This is a pretty chill triathlon, and is memorable to me as the one my wonderful friend Melanie did with me while she was nine months pregnant. It is completed within the OSU gym and is completed by time and then afterwards the distance with time is calculated to estimate time needed to complete a sprint distance triathlon. In total this is a 10 minute indoor pool swim, a 20 minute stationary bike ride, and a 15 minute run on an indoor track.
6th, Bogotá, Colombia, 10km run
Run Tour Avianca: 10km run in urban setting of Bogotá Colombia. Totally just doing this for fun if I make it down to Colombia in March.
9th, Valle Del Bravo, México, Olympic Distance Triathlon,
Triatlón Valle de Bravo 2016: This is a sanctioned race, which I have competed in before. Last time, I over swam the swim and swam off course. This race does have shorter and less competitive distances for those who are interested. It is only a little over an hour out side of Mexico City. Course was well maintained and decently well marked.
17th Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/2 Marathon
Cincinnati Broke Man’s Half Marathon: Another run in the Broke Man series. I figure this is just part of good training for the 1/2 Ironman in August.
1st Lorain, Ohio, 1/2 Marathon
Lorain Broke Man’s Half Marathon: Again a no-frills race, 1/2 marathon…using it as a training run for the bigger races in late summer early fall.
7&8th, Columbus, Ohio to South Portsmouth, Kentucky, Bike Tour
Tour Of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV): This is a fully supported ride, our gear is carried for us, we camp out on the Ohio River and then turn around and come back the next day. I’ve done this ride a few times and find it very enjoyable. There are awesome SAG stops every 25 miles and the route is pretty flat. It is approximately 105 miles each day, so a total of about 210 miles.
20-22, Little Smokies, Shawnee, Ohio, USA, Triathlon
American Triple-T: “3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event” It is a sprint distance tri, two Olympic distance tris, and one 1/2 ironman distance tri. I am unsure about this but need to decide by January 5th…because then the price will go up. I’ve really wanted to take part in this but there is a Mexican sanctioned race I can do in my home state of Guerrero this same weekend and try to qualify for worlds…I am unsure so including both.
21, Ixtapa, Guerrero, México, Olympic Distance Triathlon,
Triatlón Ixtapa, 2016: This is a sanctioned race. I have not competed here before and am a bit nervous as it is supposed to be very humid and hilly. However, it gives me one more shot at worlds.
5th Füssen, Germany, Bike Tour
Allgäuer Radltour 2016: This is a 120km supported bike tour. This area is mountainous
and I hate hills but the timing and area is perfect. From Füssen to Moosburg (where I studied) is only 180km so I can also visit my friends before/after the ride.
30th, Teques, Morelos, México, Olympic Distance triathlon
Triatlón Tequesquitengo 2016: This is a sanctioned race. I have competed here before but only as part of a relay time–it was really hot. It might give me one more shot at worlds but depends on the cut off date for qualifying.
12-14th, Nashville, Indiana, USA, Bike Tour & Camping
Tour de Upland: “The best weekend of the year is back August 12-14 2016! All the biking, camping, beer, and live music you can handle.” It is put on by the Upland Brewing Company. I’ve done this weekend trip a few times now and found it to be quite enjoyable. Biking is only supported on the Saturdays and all SAG stops have beer. They have different routes you can take varying in distance usually between 10-110miles…I imagine because I have a 1/2 ironman the following weekend I will only be cycling about 20 miles (it is also very hilly) and I won’t be drinking…so lots of time for me in the pool and just hanging out.
21st, Delaware, Ohio, USA, 1/2 Ironman Triathlon
Ironman 70.3 Ohio: 1.2mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1mile run. I hope to seriously train for this race and do the course multiple times before the race, as I live maybe half an hour from the site. If you want to go out and do this course with me, at any time, holla’.
11-18, Cozumel, Mexico, Triathlon Worlds
World Triathlon Age Group Championships: This only happens if I qualify and I make the team.
2nd, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1/2 marathon
Columbus Broke Man’s Half Marathon: Again a no-frills race, 1/2 marathon…using it as a maintaining run.
8th, Acapulco, Guerrero, México, Olympic Distance Triathlon,
Triatlón Acapulco 2016: I am looking forward to this because hopefully I will be in good condition from a solid spring, summer and fall of training and if I can do well at this race I can qualify for 2017 worlds.