It's called "The Intimidator" for a good reason. ITS HARD!! So hard that you do not hear Lance signing up for this 70.3. Last years temperatures were in the feels like of 100 - 100F. Darn hot and humid. It's bike route is nearly the same route as the "Horrible Hundred" race. It tore me up last year. It was the hardest of the 4 races I did last year. And I have to do to it again in 7 days.
I'm a little scared. Although you should be a little scared before a 70.3. You have to "respect the distance." It's not a full Ironman but at this distance a lot can go horribly wrong if you do not plan right and have a little luck.
My back is hurting really bad and my biking is no where near I want it to be. My run should be great. My swimming should be just okay but the bike I am worried about. It has been hard finding time to get onto the bike.
I have a few named hills out to get me this weekend. Lets see if I can handle the old "SugarLoaf", "Buckhill" and "The Wall".
The temperatures are suppose to be in the low 90s and I hope the wind is non-existent.
One thing is for sure. I will see no Lance. Wuss..
Oh, by the way, have you see this. Show boating cost Lance 6th place by 1 hundredth of a second. I like how the guy slaps Lance as he passes him. Then, he completely IGNORES his daughter trying to give them a medal. DAD!! DAD!! USA Today