SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! July 10 – Rev3 Portland, OR. 8am – 12pm PST.
My oh my I’m excited to race in the great state of Oregon. It’s my first pro tri in my home state and I’d love to represent. The course is flat and fast (not necessarily my fave) but it’s beautiful and the weather should be right up my alley. The Pro field including Jesse Bob Dylan Thomas (Cate Blanchett version according to my buddy Sharma), is very competitive, but I’m still new enough to racing that I don’t know what to expect or who to look out for. So Matt told me to race within myself, and of course to visualize all my competitors as little fluffy teddy bears. So if you’re wondering what I’m thinking out on race day, it’ll be something about teddy bears.
How to Follow:
From the Interweb: Here is the main race page http://rev3tri.com/portland/portland-news/. They will have some mix of live updates and even live video on race day (try the “Live” button at the top on Sunday). I also did a video interview with them today (Friday) as a race preview which should be posted on the site sometime Saturday. You can of course also follow my Twitter & Facebook, where I’ll post before and after the race, maybe during if I can find someone to do it for me.
If you’re in Portland: Race starts at 8am, and it’s at Blue Lake Park, about 10 miles east of Portland. It’s a fairly good spectator course because we’ll do 2 laps on the bike, and two out and backs on the run. You should be able to see quite a bit. If you decide to come out, please do three things: 1) Yell very loud for me, 2) Make me laugh somehow, 3) Come find me afterward and say what’s up.
Also, I just posted my latest tip blog – 5 Tips for Taking a Mid Season Break. It’s basically the story of my mid-season break after Boise, and why you should do what I did. It also has a theme song by Paul Simon performed by the Muppets. Check it out.