And so tonight I signed up for the second Ironman Arizona race to be held in Tempe. It seems that the popularity of the race actually led to the creation of a second race to be held on November 23, 2008. After much debate I decided to sign up, mostly because the race was almost full and was expected to sell out by Monday morning.
I had missed the registration deadline for the April 2008 race and had convinced myself that it was a good idea to not race until 2009. I was relatively comfortable with that idea until I received notice over Thanksgiving weekend that a November 2008 race has been added. Since then, I have not stopped thinking about it.
And so the new year will begin with a new training plan. A long one perhaps. But first I need to get through the L.A. Marathon on March 2.
More to come soon.