So the bad news is that I can't race the 70-miler. This is an enormous disappointment. I've been training for this race exclusively for the past 6 weeks. But even worse is copping out on Jon (my awesome c2 partner) so late in the game. He put in a great deal of time training for this race too. We've been having a blast at canoe races this spring, and I'm sure we would have done great in the 70-miler. Luckily, even though I ditched him, he still wants to be my friend. (!)
ANNNDD, I am pleased to announce that because he's a BOSS, he's going to be racing the c1 pro 70-miler. And I will be pit-crewing for him. The Susquehanna River is very low, and temperatures are predicted to be in the 80's, so it should be a rather long, hot, epic day day. I'm looking forward to being a part of the racing experience, even though I can't race.
If you're looking for 70-miler updates, here is the event website. You can also check Forge Racing's facebook page for updates Holly sends from her phone.