Long Course…Coming My Way

After completing the Lake to Lake Olympic, I thought long and hard about what I should do next.  More Olympics?  More Sprints?  More what?  I decided it would be great to experience all primary distances in one season, which would allow me to determine a more defined focus for next year.  So…although I am now feeling slightly (actually quite a bit) queasy (and panicky)…I have registered for Harvest Moon “long course” triathlon.  While not an Ironman branded event, hence not called a 70.3, the Harvest Moon event is still the same daunting distance.  1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and half marathon run.

Last year I rode the bike portion of Harvest Moon in a team relay.  This bike course in the plains of Colorado, includes rolling hills, considerable wind and is NOT easy.  In fact, after putting 110% into the bike in the 2011 Harvest Moon I could barely stand up and had to have a friend help re-rack my bike.  Of course, I also messed up my nutrition and didn’t eat anything on the bike course…lesson learned there.

September 9th will be here before I know it.  I will train hard.  I will do my very best to be ready.  I will be prepared.  And I will be SO happy to run across the finish line.


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