Now is the best time of the "season" to be making your annual training and racing plans. If you haven't done so yet, sit down this weekend and, at a minimum, figure out your "A" races/events you plan to do. This is for several reasons: 1. You need to start laying out your training blocks, i.e.base,build,taper,race. 2. Many of the popular events sell out early, so if that event is important to you; you better get in now to ensure your spot. This sport has taken off in the past few years and many events that you could sign up the month before are now selling out 6-12 months in advance or within minutes of registration opening.