Preparing for the 106° West Triathlon

I did it, I signed up for my first 70.3, the 106° West Triathlon. While my dream is to complete a full 140.6, I need to set my goals on something a little more realistic at first. Although the thought of a 70.3 is rather terrifying right now, I’m confident with the right training all will go well. I’m not looking to set any records I just want to be able to finish before the cut offs.

There will be a lot of training ahead of me, but I really like having a goal to shoot for. The thought of the swim and the run really frighten me, but I’m not at all worried about the bike. This race is also  at a really high elevation, claimed to be the highest in the world. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

2016 is going to be a big year for me, I have a lot of events that I want to participate in. I’ve set out a training schedule leading up to the 106° West Triathlon, but I’m not sure how it will all come together. I’m excited though. There is a lot to look forward to.

106º West is a global coordinate, a coordinate locating the Highest Triathlon in the World. With a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run, 106º West sets a new standard for competition as athletes from around the world gather in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on September 10, 2016. Deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, this scenic backdrop is sure to take your breath away. With a $25,000 prize purse and exclusive permission granted to swim in the famous Lake Dillon, 106° West Triathlon at Dillon will feature a “half-ironman distance” and “quarter-man” distance for triathletes from all over the world.


Growing up in Colorado you can't help but love the outdoors. Something magical happens with 300 days of sunshine and the Rocky Mountains in your back yard. My athletic endeavors started on the bike, I would get out and ride whenever I could. In 2011 I moved to Oxford, England for work. I missed the sunshine and mountains, but discovered my passion for running. When I moved back to Colorado I started combining cycling and running, so it was only natural that I started competing in triathlons. I took second place at my first sprint, and caught the bug. Today I'm training for my first Ironman.

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