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Subject: IM 70.3 St George or Boise?
I am wanting to jump from Oly distances to 70.3 next year. I am seriously considering one of these two, but am not sure which one for a variety of reasons. I would probably go with StG, but I have heard it is a beast of a course. I am also considering Boise, because it is an easier course, however, the weather can be a real game changer up there. For those of you that have done either of these, please weigh in with your opinions, good bad and otherwise for a first timer.

I have done tris for two years now, and have been a marathoner for four years. I know there are other races closer throughout the year, but for the first long course, call me a brand snob, but I want the M-dot . Thank you in advance!


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2013-06-16 9:42 AM
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Subject: RE: IM 70.3 St George or Boise?
I've done both, and to be honest I'm torn which to do next year as well (maaaybe both) ... Both are beautiful venues. SG is definitely a beast of a course, but it's doable. If you want the challenge and extra satisfaction of tackling a harder course, I'd say go for SG but train tons of hills in the preceding months. If you're more motivated by a time goal, go for Boise, which has a pancake flat run.
2013-06-18 5:20 PM
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Hahaha funny to run into you here Katie I am glad you signed up for St George. The course is hard but you can do it. It is not a PR type of a race but to me that not what I look for. The community is great and what an amazing place to have a race. Let me know if you ever have any questions and I will try to help you
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I may be a little biased as I am from Saint George and this is where I train everyday and its a local race but my vote would be for STG. Sure the course is a little tougher but totally worth it. I did it last years and its a very well put on race. I have never heard anything but issues with Boise and the weather, I don't think they have had a successful one in 3-4 years.
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