August was already proving to be a great month for racing and training. There was going to be no exception in Santa Barbara. This was my second “double header” weekend of the season, and was definitely the best one yet. The SB double header will become a tradition for years to come.
The Santa Barbara Triathlon was already nostalgic to me, because of the race I had in 2011. The Santa Barbara Women’s sprint fell on the 1 year anniversary of AJ Castro being killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. I raced in his name then, again in 2012, and it will be something that I do every year as long as I am able.
Saturday, I raced the Long Course Aquabike, and Sunday the Women’s Sprint
I had very humble expectations going into the Long Course, and fortunately, exceeded them for both the swim and bike.