One thing I haven’t posted about is my big
scary exciting goal for 2017, my goal race:
Why Maine? Maine was put on my radar way back in May last year after I rode some of the bike course. It’s absolutely gorgeous and the roads were in pretty good condition.
Then, after racing REV3 Williamsburg last July, I knew I wanted do to another REV3 event and Maine was going to be it….and that I would eventually do the even, unsure if 2017 was the right year to go for my first 70.3.
In October I decided I was going for it in 2017. I waited patiently for the registration announcement from REV3 and this happened:
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike the Ironman brand or never want to do an Ironman branded event…in fact I have a short list of races I want to do over the next few years, most being this brand. BUT, REV3 gave me the best first Olympic race experience I could’ve imagined and I was really looking forward to having my first half experience when them as well. After more research and listening to some REV3 folks talking about partnering with Ironman, I found out that REV3 will still own and produce the race. At that moment I decided I was in.
On November 15th, as soon as registration opened I did it! I registered for my first 70.3 and basked in the post-registration excitement for days afterward.
Training officially starts April 10th. I’m currently training for the RnR DC half and hitting the pool 4-5 times a week. I haven’t been getting on the bike so much lately, but that will start here in a week or so. Strength training and yoga are also part of my routine.
What is your big exciting goal of 2017?