My first 70.3 revealed!

I am excited to announce.....


My first 70.3 will be...
September 9, 2012
The pumpkinhead in South Berwick, Maine!

I know, this one wasn't even on my list!
But the more I thought about an ocean swim, the more nervous I got.
Then I talked with a friend from PT school who races with the cycling/triathlon club in my area (I rode with them once, remember my post HERE). After talking with her about the course (lake swim, mostly flat bike/run), the post race party (Turkey Dinner, Shipyard Pumpkin beer), and the swag (participant T, finisher T & finisher medal), I was sold. Especially on the beer.

So now that I have my focus race, it's time to start planning the summer out with races. I'm planning a few sprints and one Olympic to get me closer to that 70.3 goal. My first orders of business are getting my butt to the pool and starting a base plan for training.

Words of wisdom welcome!

Oh... and the LARABAR winner is...
email me at sgrigely at hotmail dot com to claim your prize.


18 comments:

Jen Small said...

how exciting!! i know from that pic what it was! ha ha
pumpkinman is just a hop skip and a jump from me! :)
can't wait to follow your journey to it

Jen said...

Way cool & in Maine to boot! :) Can't wait to read all about your training!

Aimee said...

Sounds incredible! Good luck! It will be fun to read about your experience both training and competing. How exciting for you!!

Lisa said...

woooohooo!! make it happen!

Wells L said...

Certainly does sound like a smart decision - sounds nearly ideal for the course and the swag - yeah, that'll make it perfect! Excited to follow you on your journey - good luck!

On the Right Track said...

Stephanie, that one actually sounds like alot of fun!!! and the beer? No brainer!

I am like you, in that I prefer lake swims over open water. I grew up in Ky and that is all we had, however now living on Long Island NY...they are mostly all open water!
Good Luck...I look forward to hearing about your training and your experience...I will be doing a few sprint tri's this summer so I welcome the advice:)

Jamie said...

Exciting! I love that you are doing your first 70.3 in my home state! I would love to do Pumpkinman sometime in the future! Plus, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is AMAZING.

My Daily Journey to Share said...

Exciting, keep us posted on your training. I am taking on my half marathon this year but that is on my bucket list!! Erica

Nicole said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm glad you picked a race. I can't wait to follow your progress.

Robin said...

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Elle said...

How fun! Will be interested in following your training.

Congrats to Jenn, she is lucky with the LARABAR giveaways!

Jenn said...

Yay! I"m so jealous, I want to do a 70.3 sooo bad. I can't wait to follow your training!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ah snap!!! YES! This is amazing!! It certainly does take dedication and commitment but you can do it!! I can't wait to follow along as you train! And if I think of things I'll pass them along!

Sara said...

WOW!!! That is awesome. Best of luck in training - I can't wait to follow your journey! :)

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Christine said...

That is amazing!!! Good luck with the training!!

Jenn╩╗s Adventure╩╗s said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Emailing you now!!!

Suz and Allan said...

WOOHOO! That will be amazing! I love that it's called "Pumpkinhead". That just sounds fun!

Congrats Jenn! You've been a little giveaway winning machine lately!

 
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