When I first started doing triathlons back in 2011, one of my long time goals was to do an Olympic distance triathlon: 0.9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run.
I didn’t do any triathlons in 2012 which means that I am more than ready to get back into the sport. Signing up for races is extremely motivating for me. Last night, on a whim, I decided that I really wanted this year to be the year that I did an Olympic distance tri so I decided to bite the bullet and register for one.
Since this race is so important to me, I wanted to go big or go home so I settled on the REV3 Olympic Race in Anderson, SC.
The more I read about the race and the company, the more I became excited. REV3 (REVOLUTION3) is an up and coming triathlon race event coordinator who envisions triathlons as an event to bring together family and friends to celebrate being active. With major sponsors like PEARL iZUMI, Headsweats, PowerBar, and more, this race is definitely one to be a part of. I also found it really amazing that Pilot and Flying J created a partnership with REV3 to sponsor truck drivers in different races in an effort to promote healthy living in an occupation where more than 50% of individuals are overweight. AMAZING!
The race isn’t until mid-October, so I definitely plan on doing 1 or 2 sprints during the summer to get ready. Since we live in such a running, cycling, and triathlon focused area, I can’t wait to dive headfirst into training. I need to build a solid running and cycling base until our neighborhood pool opens at which time I will start to incorporate swimming into my training.
I feel like I lost a bit of my identity last year not doing as many races.I absolutely LOVE them, so I am excited to gain back that sense of pride that I feel from training and racing. I also really enjoyed doing races with Nick, and it was a fun hobby that we shared together as a couple. Since the date of the race is close to our 1 year wedding anniversary, Nick may do it too as a celebration. Since we got engaged at a duathlon, we might as well celebrate our anniversary with a triathlon!!! On that note, the pup and I are heading out for a run!!