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.