Mid Summer Olympic Distance Triathlon:

This race was one of the races I was looking forward to for a couple of reasons. One, was that I was finally had a realistic chance of breaking 2 hours in an Olympic distance Triathlon. Two, it was going to be my last race of the season because I injured my right hip flexor about a month ago, and know that I needed to let it heal, instead of continuing on and trying to push through it. The hip was somewhat bothering me but then after Lake Stevens 70.3 it has been more serious.

Lake Stevens 70.3 Race Report:

This is my first ever race report, so be gentle:) I started racing Triathlons in 2009 but took a long lay off from injury in 2011 and 2012. This was my 2nd 70.3. My first was way back in September 2010. It was in the inaugural 70.3 Branson. The temperatures topped out at 100 degrees! It was a hell run. Thankfully Lake Stevens was going to be much different, with temperatures topping out at 70 degrees by noon.