Our children were grown, out of the house, and creating their own families. Meanwhile, my wife and I were missing the road trips that had been an integral part of our lives while our children were in high school and college.
So, following my first triathlon in 2011, we decided on the goal of doing a sprint triathlon in each state by age 70 (the first one was at age 58). This meant doing about four races per year in four states.
Part of the challenge, and frankly the enjoyment, of achieving this goal has been the process of planning the race season and of selecting the races. In this article, I will share the general process that we have been following even if it varies slightly from year to year.