I am so excited right now - I just signed up for Ironman Arizona 2007. I had a great time participating in IMAZ 2006 and my whole family enjoyed the event. I have definitely forgotten the hassles of winter training and I'm just remembering the joy of crossing that finish line.
I have a full year to train since the next Ironman Arizona is April 15th, 2007. Now that I'm already at Ironman level training, I hope to keep in shape all year and really blow away my 13:21 performance this year.
I'm considering this list of events:
Issaquah Triathlon on June 3rd. This is just a sprint distance, but Issaquah was the first triathlon I competed in (back in 2003) and I'd like to see if I'm faster than before.
Flying Wheels century on June 17th. Considered the classic prep for STP, probably ride it with Tony and Laurel and others are first-time STP riders.