While waiting in the port o' potty line before this year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon, I was asked how many times I’ve done the race. It was my first Olympic distance race in 2004, and I’ve raced it pretty frequently since then. I’ve competed in it when the swim went parallel to the Pier, when the swim has been cancelled, and the first year they moved the swim to the current location. The race is always competitive, humid, and bumpy. This year’s was no different.
Why did I sign up for a spring marathon you may ask? Well, my dad qualified for Boston at the Des Moines marathon last fall and this was all the motivation I needed to train through the winter and try to get a qualifying time.