Here we come, Connecticut!

30 May

Mark is racing in a Half Ironman this week in Connecticut.  It’s in Middlebury and the race is called Rev 3 Quassy.


So while Mark is doing his triathlon thing, I’ll be enjoying the sun, the sights and the sounds of the Quassy Amusement park … oh and cheering on Mark, of course.

There are some things to remember when you register for an event out of your home turf. I find it helps to make a list:

  1. Book a hotel and plane tickets well in advance. You do not want to register for an event and have no where to stay or any way of getting there if the event is very far.
  2. Bring all your tri stuff (bike, helmet, shorts, shirts, shoes, goggles, sunglasses, etc). I would set everything out and check it twice before finally packing it all.
  3. Insure your bike. If you are driving with your bike then it’s not too much of a big deal. But if you need to fly with your bike, make sure you have it appraised an insured – you never know with airlines sometimes.
  4. Ensure you have enough time to adjust to the time difference (if you’re in a different time zone) and allow enough time for the airline to return any lost items (you never know!)

Racing in a different location is always exciting and you can often pair it with a small vacation to visit the surrounding area.

Hopefully I can make a quick trip to Yale in New Haven this weekend. I would love to see their Rare Book library.


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