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: