Pitch Pine Triathlon

I had been looking forward to this race for a year now. In 2014 it was my first triathlon ever, and being as green as I was, I accidentally registered for the aquabike. How was I supposed to know there were seven different events you could sign up for? I picked "individual olympic" and thought I was set. When they handed out the awards I was completely butthurt as they gave the "winner" a brand new wetsuit. lesson learned.

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Timberman 70.3

Background: I'm not sure why I even signed up for this race. I was still in a bit of a haze after the Inferno and probably had a good run on April 23rd that pushed me to shell out $280 to the Ironman Corp. I only had one OLY triathlon under my belt at that point and probably had more experience riding my trainer than on pavement, but the allure of the endurance sucked me in. It was also a "local" race, just an hour away and I needed to see what the hype was about and what I was missing out on, if anything. 

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Top Notch Triathlon

Multisport racing in the mountains is my favorite type of competition. It holds many of the same features as traditional triathlon competition while adding in mixed terrain. Growing up in the Mount Washington Valley has helped develop a comfort on the trail and on technical trails so when I found out about the Top Notch Triathlon during Wildman of 2014 I was already mentally registered for 2015.

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King Pine Triathlon

The King Pine Tri was a 'must do' race that I actually registered for in December. Yes, I was that committed. This was my home turf - I grew up going to summer camp at King Pine and learned to ski there. I suppose my first triathlon / duathlon experiences were here at Purity Lake - We swam the half mile across then ran back along sunset road (that would be more fun than the out and back on 153!).  In April, I actually moved to East Madison, two miles up from King Pine and on the bike course. 

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