Check out the breakdown of my Ironman 70.3 BSL Race in 2018. It was a tough day for all of us out there. 105 degrees and 20 - 30 mph winds with gust of winds up to 30+ mph! ...Read MoreRead More
Here is the third week of "Life Lessons of an Athlete" Summer Series as we chat about "Goals are Adjustable." Once again, I am not just chatting about triathlon goals but life goals! Interested in the Life Lessons Book? Head over to Amazon: http://bit.ly/LifeLessonsJenRulon Interested in my...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:
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It is time. It is Race Week. You are at the venue and you are ready to “ROCK THE SHIT” out of your race. Let me break down your week for you.
You are TWO days from your Ironman Triathlon!
You are excited, hanging at the Expo and grabbing your Ironman Branded Gear. You start hearing what people are saying about their training and how many miles they done. You head back to the hotel. You get your T1 and T2 gear ready. Bike is ready. You sit with more athletes at dinner. They talk about the “war” stories of how much training they did. They pull out their phone to look at their data. You observe.
You are ONE day from your Ironman Triathlon!
You eat a LARGE breakfast and realize you have to start tapering your food today. You head down to the bike drop off with your bike and TI/T2 bag. You start hearing MORE people discuss their training. You head back to the hotel. You jump on your social media. You see EVERYONE talking about Ironman this and Ironman that. People keep talking about the weather. Is it wetsuit legal? What do you do?
STOP EVERYONE…I am FREAKING OUT OVER HERE!