But first, let's get this Year of the Double theme going.
While my 2010 triathlon season is not yet fully formed, I have committed to five events that have taken on their own theme. To review, I go to San Francisco in April to swim Alcatraz to San Francisco on Saturday and across the Golden Gate on Sunday. In June, I race in Lansing's own Hawk Island Tri on Sunday and help put the thing on all spring, culminating of course on Sunday. In July, I go to Geneva, NY, to race the Musselman and do the mini-Mussel on Saturday and the full Musselman half-ironman on Sunday. In August, it's off to Luray, Va., for their Olympic-distance triathlon on Saturday and sprint on Sunday; and in September, to the mountains of western Maryland and the Savageman, where I'll race an Olympic-distance tri on Saturday and the full Savageman half-iron on Sunday.
So, yeah. The Year of the Double.
So, like I said, let's get down to it. Tomorrow is the Mid-Michigan Track Club's annual Tombstone 10. It's a training run that feels like an A-priority race, and is a terrific gauge of your readiness to transition from your winter miles into the heavy training and racing spring is (really, we're promised) about to bring. What it isn't is easy. It's ten 1-mile laps of a very hilly cemetery. I'll sleep well that night, after Patty and I have dinner at the home of some good friends who probably have no idea what they're in for.