So it's come down to it. Confidence, Strength, Mental Training. It's about having a stellar performance, in the worst conditions, against the most formidable competition. Tomorrow is the test run. Nationals in the final exam, but Boulder Peak is the Midterm. You can expect to multiply your age group placing by 4 to get your nationals age group placing. You can do the math. It's time to start haulin' tail, regardless of heat, elbows, or hills. This course will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. In the end everyone gets through it for the most part. This course can break you, but it's important to not overthink it. I was re-reading my last years post on this race and I remember not wanting to ever do it again. The only two courses I am repeating this year are Boulder Peak and Nationals. What does that say? It's worth doing again I suppose. I have some demons to get through, but I'm ready as ever (or at least I am telling myself that). Obviously I have more experience this year, and the newness of everything has worn off. I know myself as an athlete a bit more, and I can start stepping out farther on that limb...testing my capabilities. In the end, I know it will be a fun day, and that's really what it's all about. Having fun, enjoying the sun with friends. Practically everyone I know is racing this weekend, so it should be a total blast!

Good luck to those racing Colorado's most well known triathlon this weekend, the infamous Boulder Peak.

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