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Sponsor-a-Mile: Puerto Rico 70.3

This year I have decided to dedicate each mile of my 70.3 races to my supporters!!  In past races, I thought of and leaned on the inspiration of my supporters when the going gets tough during a race.  I have smiled thinking about quotes they have shared or advice they have given. 

Will you consider sponsoring a mile to help inspire me during 70.3 Puerto Rico on March 20, 2022?

Here is how:
1.  Head to to choose the mile(s) that you would like to sponsor.  Add your name and any note (a quote, mantra, memory) that you want me to have for that mile.  I will be printing and bringing this list with me on race day.  (laminated of course!) 

2.  Head to to donate the corresponding amount.  (If you sponsor Run Mile 10 - it is $10)

3. Watch for updates on March 20 and after to see how your inspiration got me to the finish line!

Things to know about the Puerto Rico Course and when I will need the MOST inspiration:


There is only 1 mile to sponsor on the swim, make sure you give me an easy to repeat mantra ;-)  I often sing to myself when I'm swimming - so a song will work, too!  


Miles 1-5 and 52-56 will be the most difficult climbs, so these are great miles to sponsor!!  I will need lots of inspiration for both.  In the first 5 miles, I will focus on not going out too hard!!  There are some shorter climbs at miles 19-22 and miles 32-35, too :-)  If you want to "be with me" while I am enjoying the ocean views, then sponsor miles that fall between 10-16 or 22-28.  


If you know me, you know I will be needing inspiration on every step of the run!  It will be hot and humid, so I will be melting and working through lots of self-talk.  There is a section that they call the "microwave" where we run next to a concrete wall that reflects the sun... so that would be a great section to sponsor!!  The "microwave" is miles 4 and 10 and apparently, in 2019 it got up to 115 degrees... yikes!

I found a great description of the run course (here), I have paraphrased it here:

Mile 1 is a gradual uphill.  As you head out towards Old San Juan, there's one main hill that comes at the end of mile 2. It's a 10% grade (try putting your treadmill at 10%!) that's maybe a quarter-mile long. It's tough, but at least it ends quickly. From there, mile 3 is downhill, and mile 4 is flat as you do an out-and-back along the water near the forts. 

After the turnaround, coming back through Old San Juan means you get to climb what you previously descended, making mile 5 (and mile 11) the hardest of the race. You're running uphill for more than half of each of these miles, and much of that is at a 5% grade.



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