Amy and I headed to Portland for a race this weekend. It was between Hulaman and Lake Stevens. We were tired (literally and figuratively) from training and wanted to race. We rolled the dice and went with Portland having never been there, having the chance to win some $$, getting a homestay, and the thought of doing a bit of a low-key non-70.3 half IM distance race.
For both of us, the fields turned out to be pretty solid. Getting 4th and the last $$ spot would certainly become the goal...if not better. I had Luke McKenzie, Kieren Doe, Maik Twelsik, and several other pros to contend with. Anyway, I ened up 3rd feeling a bit flat on the bike, but having a solid day overall. Here is a little write up of the race. More to follow.