22 August 2012
Another sacrificial credit card offering to the M-Dot brand
Up until about 5 minutes ago, I wasn't registered for any more races past Vegas, which is happening in just over two weeks. But it's time to start looking towards 2013 and my goals further down the line. I have yet to actually compete in Vegas, but I love the half Iron distance, the M-Dot brand puts on a good race, and I'm really excited to compete in a race with some of the fastest triathletes around the world. While hopefully my swim won't be quite as much of a liability as it was at last weekend's USAT Nationals, my most recent race has prepared me for the very real possibility of getting my butt handed to me on a silver platter. I'm OK with it. This is my first World Championship event and I'm excited to be going there. A PR would be the icing on the already-delicious cake, and there is no way in he-eck I'm going to be going for a top 10-AG. I know better. There is so much else I still need to learn about racing, about staying mentally tough, to even think that I would be in a position to challenge some of the fastest girls out there. Not to mention that I'd need to get a heckava lot faster. Anyway, I've signed up for Poconos 70.3, scheduled for the end of September. There are qualifying slots to Vegas 2013 up for grabs. The course looks like it will be a nice one, with cooler weather and a bike course with some hills but nothing terrible and plenty of room to get down into the aerobars and just go. I love the half-iron distance and I'm so excited to have added another one to my schedule!