I hit the first hill at mile 6.3 and thought to myself, hey, this must be the hill at mile 7, but it wasn’t. It was the 6.3 hill before the big hill at mile 7. It’s not a monster by any means, but it makes you focus.
When I race I like to get a vibe of the city. For example, IM Muncie 70.3 is probably my least favorite because it is in the middle of nowhere. Knoxville, however, starts and ends right downtown. My hotel is less than two blocks from the finish line, there’s a farmer’s market, a bunch of cool little restaurants, and some very talented street hippies within walking distance.
Saturday, in little known parts of the world, aka Burns, TN, I took my first triathlon beat down of the year at the Iron Nugget Sprint. The pictures are all from the year before when I spectated because, as you will see,