Race Coverage

Chasing PRs & Petting Puppies...

erin_on_hill.png

 

By Erin Ladendorf (bikesandcatsrightmeow.blogspot.com)

 

Well. Here we are again. Post race and I have all sorts of thoughts and feelings that I should probably get out of my system.

This last weekend was the Toughman 70.3 Tri in Chisago, and what a day it was! This race was actually my very first 70.3 distance race last year, and I was incredibly excited to make a triumphant return to this course in 2017.

I was especially excited since I came into this race last year under some not so stellar conditions. I had a brutal DNF at Liberty, and then rolled right into a cancelled swim and shortened course at Ironman Racine just one week prior. Those were my first two attempts at a 70.3 distance, and by the time I got Chisago I was exhausted both mentally and physically.

But 2017 is the year of Erin, and you better believe I had been doing every thing in my power to make sure that I was ready to give this course hell. While Ironman Madison is my ultimate A race for the year, I had my sights set on a PR for Chisago. I have even recently gone so far as to cut processed sugar out of my diet as...

a step into the more "healthy" and "no more dinosaur chicken nuggets" type of lifestyle. However, let the record state I still miss strawberry frozen yogurt and SMore's pop tarts and all things delicious. But luckily enough for me, I have included Uncrustables into my long course bike training. So, long story short, I found a very delicious and very sugary loophole in my diet. Queue menacing laugh.... READ MORE

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Sign up! Get updates from MTN