Nancy Dickinson is a Las Vegas area local (Boulder City) getting ready to toe the line at IRONMAN Texas. Being a mother, and having a full time job don't stop her from achieving great things in this sport. Check out what she has to say about this weekends race.
Name: Nancy Dickinson
Ironman Texas this weekend! Are you in town already? : Not yet!
What other races have you done this season to build up to this one? How did they turn out? : RAGE Triathlon (Las Vegas) half. Turned out beautifully with the fastest swim I've ever done and surprising strong bike. Though unlike TEXAS, it caters to my strengths.
Why did you choose IMTX? How does this race play into your goals for the rest of the year? : Pretty intense reasons. My uncle with whom I was very close, passed away a year ago. He lived in woodlands and always asked me to go race there. I'd politely reply that Id love for him to come watch me 'race someplace cool like South Africa'. This race is for him....
The remainder of the season is hard for me to consider. Single parenting and IRONMAN training gets rough. But I must say that it's been wonderful going long early in season to dodge heat.
Tell us a little about your race build up! How has your training been? Do you feel ready to roll?: Im a less is more gal. And I don't always have much choice given my schedule. But nevertheless I feel really good. No nagging injuries and strong in each discipline.
Have you ridden the course? Tell us about it if so. How do you feel about the heat?: I have not ridden the course, no. I have a good history in the heat/humidity, but it's NOT taken lightly. This will be a serious test for everyone in terms of managing temps on top of race execution.
What's next after this? : Local stuff. Maybe age group national championships. Ironman again next year.