Swim 17.9 miles
Bike 74.5 miles + about 11 hours on the trainer
Run 111.6 miles
Total time 48:02:43
With my two 6th place finishes in Raleigh and Augusta and the 4th in Wilmington, I earned enough points to place 37th out of 5,461 in the world in the IM 70.3 female 35-39 standings. Several of the women ahead of me have already qualified (including the 6 who accepted spots in my two fall races), and the cumulative performance garnered me a spot in this new Women for Tri initiative. It's a new program, so I had no idea it was a possibility, and I was SO EXCITED! I had decided that even if I qualified at my race in May, I was not going to take the slot because the goal was to qualify in 2016, not 2017, so the feeling of gratification just wouldn't be the same. But it turns out that my 2016 performances were enough to get me in after all, so I will be making a second trip to Chattanooga this year to race at Ironman 70.3 Worlds! Did I mention how excited I am?
The rest of the month continued along with consistent training, spring-like weather, and even more good news and happy surprises!
|Took over a second off my 100 PR|
|Made the most of a beautiful 70+ degree day|
with a bike ride out to the lake
|More outdoor cross training:|
Hiking the New Hope Overlook trail
|Good News, Part 2:|
Moved up to 3rd in my age group in the USAT rankings for NC,
and earned All American status for the second year in a row
|Good News, Part 3:|
Was selected to continue my ambassadorship with Salming for 2017!
I absolutely LOVE the apparel, and the shoes got me to big PRs in 2016,
so I am thrilled to represent Salming again this year
Pictured above: Salming Race 5, EnRoute, and Speed 5
|Good news, part 5:|
Selected as an ambassador for the California International Marathon
This will be my first open marathon since Berlin in 2014
and I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with friends!
If you're interested in joining us, leave a note in the comments
and I will share a promo code for $10 off the registration fee
|Good news, part 6:|
Won this awesome prize pack from Team HotShot and Trisports.com