Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NOLA 70.3 course unveiled

I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend in New Orleans with my husband Scott. Just 3 more months in cold, yucky Pittsburgh before I get to join him in the bayou! We had a relaxing weekend that included completing our scheduled workouts of course and eating delicious nawlins food.

We had some down-time Saturday and I really wanted to explore the New Orleans 70.3 course and so we did! It was interesting to say the least. I thought I would take pictures for ya'll so you can see it for yourself.

Here goes....
The swim
Can't say Lake Pontchartrain is very inviting this time of year...
The Bike
You will be fortunate enough to bike past hot pink strip clubs, Chinatown, swamplands, and old Mardi Gras floats. There are plenty of silly sites on this pancake flat course. The Run
The run was a lot like the bike... TOTALLY flat and kinda boring. BUT
you get to finish here:

And if you are really really hungry can have one of these:Or if you are thirsty, you can have one these... Preferably the gallon size. Note to self $5 off on Sunday! (the race just so happens to fall on sunday)
Come do the race so we can party afterwards! There are only a few slots left!


  1. Yeah. It's a real exciting course :) BUT you get to go by the awesome house that looks like a castle on the bike course! Glad you got to spend some quality time with the hubbs!

  2. You should send your write up and pics off to the event coordinators for marketing!;-)

  3. Looks like A LOT of fun! I DO miss the yummy food in New Orleans, though...VERY tasty! :)

  4. I remember racing in New Orleans in 99, I think? Duathlon Nationals and it was so friggin muggy I was like, "people really live here!?" And, then I went back to celebrate "real" New Orleans and then I understood WHY people live there! It is soo fun and the food is awesome! Thanks for posting the pics! :))

  5. 最偉大的天才如果終日躺在草地上,讓微風吹拂,眼望天空,那麼溫柔的 靈感也不會光顧他的。 ....................................................

  6. is it really about the race or is it about getting to be with hubby!? either way it is a means to a good end(hubby and daquiris's) Cheers!

  7. Oooo, I love New Orleans. I used to live there, and I miss it!

  8. Hahaha. I laughed at some of the pics. I want a drive through Daquiri place, I guess that is wishful thinking in Utah though.
    p.s. you look way skinny.

  9. Ok you are wearing shorts and a tank top. In January. LOVE IT. And if i werent going to TX in April i would Join you! But that lake looks, well....

  10. a huge daiquiri sounds like a great post race reward/meal to me!