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Eagleman 70.3 Race Report

Eagleman 70.3 - Race Report

The last few years have been characterized by sporadic success and major setbacks.  Every time I would begin to build momentum and consistency with my training I would inevitably encounter a major roadblock.  One road blood came in the form of a blood disease another came in the form of being struck by a motorist on a training ride.  These setbacks severely handicapped my ability to traverse the path towards figuring out my potential as a multisport athlete.  There is a silver lining attached to the past few years and that has come through reflection.

With a frustrating amount of down time I have had ample time to reflect on how I, as a puzzle piece, fit into the larger picture of triathlon.  I have come to realize what this sport means to me, how I want to be a part of it and how I can be successful at it.

Leading into Eagleman I had entered 3 races (10k, 1/2 Marathon, Olympic Triathlon) and set a PR for each.  My training has been very consistent which I&…

Tips for your first Eagleman 70.3

Eagleman: Tips for a first timer

This past weekend was my first 70.3 of the season, Ironman Eagleman 70.3.  Eagleman is located in Cambridge, Maryland and was a solid 5 hour drive from my home on Long Island. Instead of boring you with intricacies of my race I figured I would provide "tips" to others thinking about toeing the line at Eagleman.

Everyone thinking about racing or participating at Eagleman should be cognizant of the conditions.  This course is flat.  It is the only race on the Ironman 70.3 circuit that does not provide an elevation profile. In addition the weather is notoriously hot and humid, typical East Coast weather, so prepare accordingly.

Although the lodging in Cambridge sells out immediately there are plenty of hotels in the surrounding towns.  I was initially nervous about staying in Easton do to its relative distance from the start of the race however those fears were put to rest. I stayed at the Econlodge which is 15 miles to the race site and 14 of t…