If you know me, you know I write a race report about all significant races. To say Oregon 70.3 Ironman was a big race for me would be an understatement. It was my first long course after taking the first real break since starting triathlons back in 2012.
I said I would be blogging along this journey but honestly there hasn’t been much to say, other than the mental hurdles I posted on Instagram, it’s been a pretty easy few months. Mentally it was tough to back off and go slow. I had to train and race in just zone 2 and give up my tri bike. Both of these were tough but early on I deliberately surrounded myself with athletes that were supportive and had my back.
When traveling out of the country I try my best to find a half marathon or other race wherever I’m going. Every race has a different vibe and it’s a great way to experience different running cultures.