Paul and I headed to Lebanon, NJ this past weekend to race the Xterra Patanella’s King of the Hill. I was doing the duathlon and Paul the Triathlon.
It’s been a long time since I have traveled more than 2 hours for a race. Excluding my half marathon vacation trips of course, but those don’t really count. Those are more vacations with an “excuse” to go race some place.
Paul had been targeting several of the northeast Xterra events this year hoping to qualify for nationals in our age group. The plans for this race took form in late 2011 and were firmed up over the past 5-6 weeks. As the date approached and the forecast firmed up I was getting more and more psyched. 80′s and sunshine were on tap for the weekend and that was was totally fine by me.