It has been a little under 3 months since I headed to Boulder from Tucson, AZ, and the time has absolutely flown by! I can't believe it's a mere 10 days until 70.3 Worlds in Las Vegas. I'm excited to toe the line and put myself up against the best in the world - all the competitors whom I've raced throughout the year on other playing fields. It'll be hot and, I'm hoping, a true test of attrition.
Training has been going great and it's been awesome to work with a few others whom I consider to be gurus in the sport of triathlon. From bike fit on my new race bike (which is stealth as stealth gets!) to massage, it's been wonderful to have the support right here in my back yard. Also, between dodging mother nature and the occasional (ok...only one time) sighting of a completely topless middle-aged lady bouncing along the trails one morning, there is never a dull moment! :) I've been able to climb up to 10,000 feet a number of times, watch the Tour of Colorado, and catch up with the crew at Pearl Izumi this summer. It seems like it all happened last week, but seeing the change of the seasons assures me that we're heading into fall.
I raced two solid races earlier in the summer - Syracuse 70.3 in June and Portland Rev3 Half-ironman in July. I wanted to do Boulder 70.3 but we decided it was a bit too close to both Hy-Vee 5150 and 70.3 Vegas. Although I love that race, I knew it was the right decision. Needless to say, I feel very eager to get out there and ready to bring my A-game. I'll be heading to Las Vegas shortly after giving it a go at the Hy-Vee Championships this Sunday; it will be a good wake-up call for 70.3 Worlds...a lot better than a cup of espresso, that's for sure!