For those doing Buffalo Springs..I was there for collegiant nationals in mid april. The water temp was 58 deg, with a starting outside temp of 38 deg. The course was not as hard as I expected, but since the water was SOO cold, everyone had a rough day, they pulled over 25 athletes out of the water with hyporthermia, Couldnt even feel my feet until mile 5 in the run. The water in Buffalo Springs is a cool water springs, so hopefully it will be warmer for you'll on the 28th. Even though its summer in Texas, dont forget a sweater. The bike course isn't bad, a couple good hills with two short steep climbs that you do right away out of transition...saw two people fall over bc it was so steep. (Rookies though) The wind, wasnt bad and didnt pick up until about 10, so hopefully that is the same. The run course was awesome! PR for the run. All in all, Def recommend racing once in the Lubbock area, but Im not looking forward to racing nationals again there next year in April, too cold...and wont put the 70.3 on my calendar for a while. Did NO 70.3 and enjoyed that much more, besides there is a lot more to do in New Orleans v. Lubbock.
By awesome do you mean hard or easy? I was trying for that this spring and was doing good. I was doing some serious heat training but then some work things ran up and up and up and the bottom fell out. Anyway, back to the question. Awesome was easy or hard?
A crew of folks from Austin, Texas are driving down. About half of us are racing and half are making it a training weekend in prep for Arizona in November. I have heard the course is one of the tougher 70.3's but we aren't doing triathlon because it's easy!
Looking to split a room with someone for the June 27th Buffalo Springs 70.3 2010...coming in two weeks. Would like to share a room from Wed night until Sunday night checking out on the next Monday Morn. I will hopefully finish the race in 4 hours and 30 minutes. Went 4:31 in Oceanside 70.3 and the bike was probably much harder. Let me know!!! Mike Have a great race!