Monday, November 03, 2014

All fired up: Just committed to the Rev3 Aquabike Half at Cedar Point next September

Regular readers of this blog will know I have been toying with the idea of an Aquabike for a while now. I even have a wetsuit. Today, a member of the Athena triathlon Facebook group posted a special discount code for the Rev3 Triathlon series (enter JSTRI15 for 10% off). The Cedar Point race is very close to me, and several members of my tri club have done it and loved it.

I decided to sign up for the Half Aquabike: 1.2 miles swimming, 56 miles biking, and no run.  This will be the furthest distance I have ever raced.  Skipping the run makes it possible, but definitely not easy.  I have done a 50-mile bike ride once, at a leisurely pace with a break for lunch, so I have some work to do. My goal is to finish in around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

This goal is just scary enough to be motivating -- I have plunked down quite a lot of money in entry fees, and I had better be ready.

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