Meanwhile, up in the northeast, this weekend was Timberman 70.3; a key race for the E3TS team. Jorge, Jana and the rest of the team were all up there ready to dominate, and that's exactly what they did. Jorge with a 4:22 and 2nd AG. Jana with a 4:39; good for 1st AG and 2nd OA amateur female. As a whole, the E3TS team had over 15 PRs, 5 podiums, and 5 70.3 WC qualifiers! What a race!
Reading through those results, I decided to pull up my race report from last year's Timberman, a race where I set my 70.3 PR at 4:41. Reading through it I'm reminded how much attitude and a positive outlook played into my success on that day. It's a tough course, but also gorgeous and fair. I'd go back there in a hearbeat. I had a ton of fun racing there last year, and it really struck home that this is what this sport is all about; fun. It's a lot of work and sacrifice, but it's also a hobby and an escape from the drudgery of daily life. If it stops being fun, then what's the point?
- 22 September: 5150 Galveston
- 6 October: Du the Bear Duathlon
- 3 November: Oilman Half Iron