Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Chesapeake Endurance Triathlon

Along with the third edition of the Chesapeakeman Ultra-distance Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland this September 30th, they are offering a new event on the beautiful and pancake-flat Eastern Shore:

The Chesapeake Endurance Triathlon, with a 1.2-mile swim, 65-mile bike, and 10-mile run.

Sounds perfect for a long workout and dress rehearsal, 5 weeks back from Ironman Florida! The race management team always does a superb job on their events. I'm planning on entering. Who else is with me?

If those distances aren't long enough for you, they're also offering a 2.4-mile swim, and an "AquaVelo" with a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike. Something for everyone!

Note: The full iron-distance triathlon here is the one Ellie did last year - check out her report. The shorter distances will be on the same course, I expect, but maps aren't posted yet.

9 comments:

Madame La Blog said...

Nancy,

I might come down for the full. I like that new date. I am just trying to get a handle on the current and wind conditions on the course. "Flat as a pancake" don't matter with 30 mph wind in your face. I realize that the weather is always a crapshoot in any race - but I keep hearing some WILD things about the conditions down there. You went to the Chessy last year - is it similar conditions to Eagleman?

Thanks - HEIDI

nancytoby said...

Cool! Check out Ellie's report for the details:

http://elliesjourneys.blogspot.com/2005/10/chesapeakeman-report.html

It can be windy - but probably not more than 15 mph, and usually less. It was much cooler than the HOT Eagleman day we had last year!

Wylee said...

"pancake-flat Eastern Shore:"

I like the sound of that!

KLN said...

Maybe in a couple of years! I'd love to race down there, but I'm not ready for those distances yet.

Madame La Blog said...

Thanks - that was a moving and enlightening race report. Now I have to do a google search on what exactly are "sea nettles"..::shiver:::

mipper said...

sounds like a perfect race to test your transitions, etc. before teh big dance. go for it!

tri-mama said...

Now that would make an interesting road trip...looks like fun.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Sounds fun! My excuse is that the air fare is too expensive. :)

BTW, I like your "karate chop" running style. Good to have when screaming pass unsuspecting old ladies.

nancytoby said...

Hey, I AM an old lady!! :-)