Last week I received an email indicating that I had qualified for the Age Group National Championship. This totally took me by surprise. Qualifying for the AGNC was never on my radar. The only sort of accolade if any I was always in search of as far as USA Triathlon is concerned is my ranking. To earn a ranking you must have completed at least 3 USAT sanctioned events in the Calendar year. Last year I missed ranking due to my late season injury.
I have been involved in age group competitive racing since 2009. Now having qualified for a National event is a definite inspiration and motivator for me to continue pushing the limit in my everyday training. I am very thankful for this great opportunity to compete with other qualifiers on a National level. It may not be Kona just as yet but I can’t wait for race day.