Super stoked for this week. Just go ahead and watch my vlog for this week...Read MoreRead More
I have to admit, Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Training & Racing is probably one of my favorite distance to do. Why? It is a reasonable distance, you are done by 12 or 1, with training and racing, and you can work on speed too! So many athletes...Read MoreRead More
Yahoo! Race Week Baby! I am stoked as it is the first race of the season!!! “Enter the Rusty Trombone” Nope. Unfortunately, it is not happening. Let’s head back to January 28th. Wait, let’s head back to December 28th, we moved to a new house on December 28th...Read MoreRead More
Here is a conversation that I hear all the time about 70.3 Ironman Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon in Lubbock, TX.
Athlete: When is your next race?
Me: In 1.5 weeks. 70.3 IM in Lubbock.
Athlete: OH MY GOD. You are doing Lubbock?
Me: Yeah. Why not? It’s a great race.
Athlete: It’s hot. It’s hilly. It’s Lubbock.
Me: Oh, have you done that one?
Athlete: No that is what I have heard
Me: So, you have never done Lubbock but you are listening to someone else fears about the course?
In 2001, I wanted to do an Ironman 70.3 and back then, it wasn’t event called Ironman 70.3! I saw one in Texas. Signed up for it! Yes, it was Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon. I had NO IDEA of what I was getting into and honestly didn’t know how challenging the course really was. But, I knew I wanted to do a half Ironman before my full Ironman (IM-WI in September 2002). I chatted with my coach at the time and we discussed things about Lubbock:
What I knew about Ironman 70.3 in Lubbock: