Did anyone do the half last year? What did you think?
They changed it to an Oly - I assume to garner more interest. Might be a nice early Oly to get the heart pumping...
Does anyone have any insight? Anyone got it on their to-do list for this year? (Yes. I know it's probably still a little early...)
I did the Half last year and am sad that they turned it into an Oly. It was tough, but absolutely beautiful.
The swim is in a gorgeous, current-free lake. The bike for the Half was two-loop course through the country-side that either had you flying at 35+ mph, or crawling up hill at 5mph. There was one short flat stretch in the middle and then again at the end heading to TA. I don't know what the bike course the Oly is, but don't underestimate those hills. Individually, they're not too bad, i.e. steep, but the constant climbing gets to you. Run was nice, a two-loop course, including an out-back over the dam.
The race had really great, great volunteers and was well-organized. I'd highly recommend it.
Anyone doing this race? I would love to get an Olympic race in during May and this is one of the few I can find.