Ok, so I have signed up for my second 70.3 - Yeppoon, without having done my first. Not sure if it was a wise decision, but something in me told me to DO IT. It had been playing on my mind for a while now and I thought if I was going to do another one after Port Macquarie then this would be the one. Heck, if I totally sucked at Number 2 then I could atleast rest and recoup at Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon.
Look at this place, it is spectacular. Capricorn Resort is nestled on 20km of secluded coral reef coastline (Great Barrier Reef) and looking out towards the neighbouring Great Keppel Islands. It has a host of things to do and see with over 25 free things to do or for extra costs you could go beach horse riding, canoe adventures and the list goes on. My kids will love this place and so will hubby. My daughter even said "whilst your out doing you stuff mum, we can rest and relax in the pool and watch you run over the bridge". Gotta love teenage motivation.
I have also calculated it to be 105 days after my Port Macquarie 70.3. Three and bit months of more training should see me get a little better at it hopefully, or atleast make it not hurt as bad. The course at Yeppoon looks really manageable too. The swim course is a straight out and back with water temps being around 22-23 degrees celsius PERFECT. Funny thing about it is that you have to walk about 1.7km to the starting point - one could use that as a bit of a warm up.
The bike leg is a 5 lap flat route. Should make for some very fast times but it could also make for some real challenging mind games. 70% of the ride is along the coastline on closed roads or closed lanes. Can't wait - if the images are anything to go by I should be totally distracted along the way.
The run which will be my hardest leg as always is set entirely within the resort grounds. It has a combination of hard and soft terrain with plenty of shade and finishes right in the middle of the resort. Once finished you get to cool down those weary muscles in the pool.
What more could I ask for in a race. Yeppoon 70.3 HERE I COME.