Events, Quassy
1 year, 5 months AGO

Quassy – I’m coming for you!!

May 6, 2014 01:11PM EST
Quassy – I’m coming for you!!

The year before last I raced my first 70.3 distance race – and it was REV3 Quassy Triathlon. It also turned out to be my first Rev3 race. I had no idea what I was getting in to- and I knew I wasn’t really ‘ready’ but I was eager to start and see what 70.3 miles was all about. I’ve learned a lot of lessons the two years I have raced Quassy and they have fed in to my training plan this past winter. I’m dialing in my nutrition thanks to the great support from PowerBar and getting as much hill work as I can. With all the snow up here this winter I have been able to get a good jump on my running, but I have been a bit delayed in getting outside on the bike. It’s just so hard to replicate hills indoors on a trainer- nothing beats the real thing!

rev3 quassy triathlon bike hill

I’m not going to lie- Quassy is tough. But for me, that is part of the appeal. I mean pushing yourself for 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of biking, and 13.1 miles of running is tough regardless of the terrain. But the hills in and around Middlebury, CT just add to it. I’m pretty convinced that the swim is hilly too! The two years I have raced it both have been brutal for me. I continue to learn new things each year and I am determined to not let the course do to me this year what it has in the past.

rev3 quassy triathlon run course

rev3 quassy triathlon family friendly eventBut it’s not all pain all weekend. Quassy is a fantastic family friendly and fun weekend! Between the amusement park and the rides and the Family Adventure race – there is plenty of fun to be had for any family members that aren’t racing. Being a husband and father to 3 kids (oldest is 10) having a family friendly venue is critical – which is something that Rev3 absolutely excels at! Some of the best laughs and biggest smiles have been at Quassy and I hope that this year is no different. So it will be challenging, there will be pain, and doubt might even creep in a bit. But I am trained and in better position to tackle what Quassy throws at me this year. All that work I have done and the support I have received will pay off and I have no doubt that the weekend will be full of fun and a weekend to remember!

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So I’ll be at the start line of Quassy for the third year in a row on June 1st – will you?  It is an event that I will look forward to doing for years to come. I’m coming for you finish line – and I’m really hoping that all 3 of my kids will want to cross the finish line with me this year! The first year my youngest didn’t want to run with me because I was too sweaty and last year our middle child was home with a friend for a birthday party. Who knows- maybe I can even convince my wife to join us and make it a family affair across that finish line!

rev3 quassy triathlon finish line

This is the glory that awaits you at the finish!

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Name: Eric Oberg
Location (city/state): Eliot, Maine
How long have you been dabbling in triathlon: This will be my 4th year of triathlon
Why race a Rev3 Triathlon: By far and away the best family friendly race experience around. Having the family friendly venues with things to do for kids is so awesome! As soon as the race season starts my kids are asking how many days until Quassy.
Favorite workout: I love a good hard swim workout (with some push-ups between intervals) or a nice long bike ride along the coast of NH and ME.
What do you do when you're not training for triathlon: Family is important to me - so a lot of my 'free' time is spent with my wife and chasing around my 3 wonderful kids. Being active and healthy is a lifestyle that I try to promote and make fun for the whole family. If I had my way in the winter we would be downhill skiing every day!
Favorite food: Whoopie pies- without a doubt!
What is the best thing about being on Team Rev3:  Love having the support of the entire team and staff. So many brains to pick at for advice and input - for triathlon related questions/issues and beyond. The Team Rev3 is really like an extended family - we are here to celebrate and support each other throughout the year. In just the few months I have been on the team I have met some great people and started to build some wonderful friendships.


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