I love summertime because it is impossible to be short on motivation for a big Sunday of training, since every Sunday we wake up to live online coverage of anywhere between one and five big races. Heck, we often go to sleep on Saturday nights after watching the start of the European races, then wake up for more fun on Sunday morning.
This past Sunday I ran 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) on the treadmill in Mom & Dad’s garage to the tune of this:
That’s what I call extreme BFF inspiration.
Also known as the BFF wins one of the biggest half ironmans on the circuit, while beating the reigning World Champ at this distance in the process. Oh yeah, and this was her fourth race in five weeks, which she completed with this record: 2x 70.3 wins, an ironman win, and a 2nd at Rev3 Portland Half (just 2 weeks after Ironman Coeur d’Alene).
That’s what I call unprecedented.
Yes, I am indeed biased, but I am also pretty darn sure that no one in our sport has ever pulled off a streak like that in that kind of timeframe.
My other Vineman 70.3 highlight: the winner of the youngest women’s age group and one of my star athletes, Emily Berkin. At just 17, she finished this half ironman for the second time, with a PR of 5:25. And, of course, the 17-19 age group win—pretty awesome summer fun before her senior year of high school!
Can’t promise the bragging will stop anytime in the near future . . .