EXPERIENCE: He got involved with the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta as part of a relay team in 2010 when his wife, Nikki, competed with another relay team. The following year, the Boudreauxs competed in the full event. Three days after the competition, Nikki suffered a brain hemorrhage and spent months recovering from the life-threatening condition. She bounced back for the 2012 Ironman and swam the first leg and ran the final leg, Todd rode the bike portion.
This year, they are back competing as individuals. Todd said he’s kept in good shape preparing for this year’s event. In December, he ran his first full marathon in Kiawah Island, S.C followed by the Augusta Half-Marathon. He started training for Sunday’s event two weeks after competing in the Ironman 70.3 Raleigh event in early June.
“It was a lot easier ramping up for this event, because I was already trained-up.”
GAME PLAN: His main goals are to finish in under six hours and leave injury-free. He also said he wants to make sure he puts his experience into play.
“Having done it a couple of times, you learn how to pace. The first time, I went out too fast and kind of crashed into a wall. The second time, I paced it better, but I went too slow and had too much energy at the end. The goal this time is to get my pacing right.”