Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Race Schedule, Take 1

It's here, guys... the preliminary 2010 race schedule, or, in other words, what my life will encompass starting in March.

Format: Date; Race Name, Race Type and division, Race location.
Key: ECCC- Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference race (representing U of R); USAC- USA Cycling race (Representing Minerva Design); USAT- USA Triathlon race

March 6,7: GVCC Spring Giros series #1. Cat A. Rochester, NY.
March 13,14: Giros weekend #2
March 20,21: Philly Phlyer. ECCC Cat A. Philadelphia, PA.
March 27, 28: Giros Weekend #4
April 3, 4: Bucknell Collegiate race. ECCC Cat A. Lewisburg, PA.
April 10: Tour of the Battenkill. USAC Cat. 3. Cambrige, NY.
April 18: GVCC Spring Classic: Bloomfield Road Race. USAC Cat 1/2/3. Bloomfield, NY.
April 24, 25: ECCC Championships. ECCC Cat A. Dartmouth, NH.
??May 2: Hollenbecks Road Race. USAC 123 or 3/4. Virgil, NY (near Cortland).
May 8: Bristol Road Race. USAC 3. Bristol, NY.
May 15/16: Graduate from the University of Rochester!!! (holy crap)
May 22, 23: Syracuse Stage Race. USAC Cat 3. Syracuse, NY.
May 29/30: Looking for a multisport race this weekend... Perhaps Fly By Night Duathlon in Watkins Glen?
June 6: NYS U25 Championships at Powder Mllls Park Road Race. USAC Cat 1/2/3. Pittsford, NY.
?? June 12: NYS RR champs at Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race. USAC Cat 3. Wilmington, NY.
?? June 13: NYS Crit Champs at Saranac Lake Crit. USAC cat 3. Saranac Lake, NY.
June 16-27: Team Dolan Colorado Training Camp.
July 4: Tri in the Buff Triathlon, USAT Olympic Distance, Buffalo, NY.
July 11: Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island, USAT Half Ironman, Providence, RI.
July 17: NYS TT Championships, USAC 1/2/3, Cambridge, NY.
July 25: Shoreline Triathlon, USAT Sprint Distance, Hamlin Beach, NY.
August 7: Fronhoffer Tool Triathlon, USAT Olympic Distance--- Elite Division, Cambridge, NY.

Late August: Find a job, move.



November 13: Ironman 70.3 World Championships, USAT Half Iron, Clearwater Florida ***If I qualify at Providence***

Any ideas for races on the weekends I do not have races listed? Let me know!
More posts will be on the way regarding seasonal strategies and goals, as well as some stories, updates, etc.

God bless, train hard.
-Dolanosaurus

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Still here.

Well, yes, it certainly appears that it's been five weeks or so since I last made a post on here. To be perfectly honest, not too much has happened during that time period. When the spring comes around, we are going to have race reports, race photos, and even videos. In the meantime, I just have to report about surviving the Rochester winter.

Another college semester has come and gone. As always, it has flown by. This fall had its ups and downs. Such is life. It is what we learn from these experiences that is truly important in life. It makes you grow up. We always have to keep moving forward. I'm growing up, and that is scary. I'm a second-semester senior now. It's so hard to believe that three and a half years have passed since I first started this journey. All I can say is wow...


Anyhow, training is going well. I've been doing some quality work on the trainer, swimming fairly well, doing some lifting, and struggling to recover from a little bout of shin splints. I'm really not enjoying the freezing cold and the snow. It is looking like I am probably going to be moving to California next year. I think some true year-round training will be amazing. However, I will definitely be making the most of what I have here in the meantime. Tomorrow I break out the snowshoes.



I promise I will re-dedicate myself to updating the blog here. I have some exciting new sponsors to tell you about, and some other announcements, and maybe even some other fun stories. Thanks for your support, as always. I love you guys. Happy holidays! Stay warm out there.

-Dolanosaurus