A little more went into Gulf Coast 70.3 than any race I had done before. Prior to October 2019, I was self-coached in the swim and bike, and had a run specific coach (@TrailATL). Big plans were set for the 2020 season, but we all know what happened to those. With the unknown component of when racing would resume, my coach (@JPElitetri) kept uploading workouts and I kept on truckin’ through them. The weeks leading up to the race is when things got really tough.
Due to Covid-19, so many races have been cancelled or postponed since early spring. I was signed up to compete Ironman Muncie 70.3 on 7/11/20 which seemed like it would happen. We received an email with new protocols to keep athletes and volunteers safe. They video showed us the changes they made including a sign up for bike drop-off so that they can control the number of athletes coming to the transition area the day before the race.