So, quick updates since July. I ended up racing twice in one weekend (Aug 3/4), an Olympic and a Half Ironman. It was awesome, as I set PRs for avg watts for one hour on the bike during the Frankenmuth Experince and then the next day I set a new half marathon off the bike PR during IM 70.3 Steelhead. Good for a 4th place finish and a 5th place finish respectively. I had great time with friends on the course, especially AJ Baucco who was a great encouragement on the bike as we biked by and eventually pulled 5 other guys through the course. It was nice to know that some times we can do things (like 2 races in a row at a high level) that we put our mind to, despite every indicator suggesting otherwise before a big event.
The next month was a a little chaotic preparing for IM 70.3 Worlds. I knew that I was just going for the experience so i had no real expectations of how i might finish. Instead of flying from MI, we (Kate and I) made of road trip out of it. Visting friends, family, and meeting up with more family and friends once we made it to Nevada. I even did another olympic race the weekend before and won some money for traveling (always nice). IM 70.3 Worlds was a terrible race for me, but it was great to see all the family friends and support on the course and just enjoy the sport at its highest level of competition, knowing I had earned my spot amongst the worlds best.