After a long discussion with my coach he more than me decided this could be a good race to target as it has quite a reputation for its tough bike and run course. Some say it's the toughest 70.3 race in the world, including 2x Ironman world champion Chris MACCA McCormack.
Coming into triathlon as a runner/duathlete, these 2 sports tend to be my stronger areas, so we agreed its a great race to try and see if the distance suit's me.
We both also decided this race would allow me to schedule a decent amount of training blocks in before June.
It also gives me the whole winter to really get my swim improved and get me comfy in the water.