After Coeur D’Alene, I reassessed some of my 2012 goals and mentioned that I would most likely not be racing another triathlon this year. The decision had much to do with money but partially with a lack of motivation to get back into swim/bike/run so soon after the race. After cheering on the rest of Team WODS the Solana Beach Sprint Triathlon yesterday, which was my first triathlon last year, I got more excited to possibly add one more race to my 2012 schedule. I have been working with Moment Cycle Sport, the company that puts on the San Diego Triathlon Classic, to get a discount on this race and they were nice enough to not only get me a discount but also share one with my readers!
Although I’m pretty new to the San Diego Triathlon scene, I have heard good and bad things about local races. One of the recommended races that I’ve been looking forward to racing is the San Diego Triathlon Classic because I’ve heard it is well organized, scenic, and has an awesome beer and mimosa garden post race! Personally, the timing is great for me since this race is on Saturday, September 8 which is just about 11 weeks post-Ironman and also happens to not be a weekend I have a wedding or bachelorette party. Score! I also like the fact that it is a Saturday race which means I can still get in my marathon long run the next day if I”m feeling well enough to do so.
The 750 or 1500 meter (sprint vs. Olympic distance) swim is a rectangular, calm course in San Diego Bay with water temps in the high 60s. The 20k, one loop or 40k, two loop bike course is hilly but not overly challenging. Cyclists will ride through the scenic Pt. Loma to the Cabrillo National Monument. The 5k or 10 k run takes place within the beautiful NTC park at Liberty Station which means runners will never be missing a view of gorgeous San Diego harbor.
According to Active.com , the San Diego Triathlon Classic boasts the most spectator friendly transition and course areas in all of Southern California. A unique multi-loop course allows spectators, families, and friends to see participants multiple times during the course of the event, as well as at the finish line. In addition to the beautiful views of the downtown skyline and San Diego Bay, there are restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, a children’s playground, additional park space, and additional shopping opportunities within walking distance of the start/finish area.
The race is known for some pretty cool looking medals and a sweet beer, wine and mimosa garden.
Registration & Discount Codes
Discount Code for Sprint ($5 off): FATALESPRINT
Discount Code for Olympic ($15 off): FITNESSFATALE
Come join me for this fabulous race!!!