Friday, August 10, 2012

70.3 Raleigh

Ironman just announced a new 70.3 right here in Raleigh, NC. It sounds a bit logistically challenging with 2 transition areas, but they do this at a handful of races so I have to assume that it will run smoothly.  I say assume because you all know what that means!  Anyways, the swim is at the same venue as our Big Deuce and Little Uno swim races which is closer to Pittsboro than Raleigh, but the finish line is in downtown Raleigh.

Marty and I (after a very brief discussion - I'm talking like: Me - should we sign up? Marty - yeah.) are in. It's the first weekend in June of 2013, 6 years removed from my previous half iron distance race. Those of you who know me know that I enjoy the short distance races the most, but it's hard to say no to this way expensive M-Dot event. My first half iron was Duke Liver in 2004 (bombed), my second was Duke Liver in 2005 (bombed), and my last was White Lake in 2007 (nailed) - then I retired from that distance.

So I guess I'm coming out of my half iron distance hiatus. And I can finally also say I did a half ironman. Sheesh.


Beth said...

Double yeah!!! Can't wait. Looks like a beautiful course. And I've done quite a few races w/2 different transition areas and it's always worked quite well! Sign me up!!!! :)

Kelly said...

hah, the lure of the M-dot is too much ;)

Rebecca DeWire said...

Duke half was evil. I clicked on your link for 2004 and saw my name and my own bombed results. I totally forgot I did it that year. That is exciting about the 70.3 in Raleigh and exciting that you and Marty signed up.