Andy Potts

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 29, 2013
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Potts won Ironman Lake Placid in July. Photo: Nils Nilsen

“The way I look at a year is that I don’t put races on a hierarchy [of] A, B and C racing. The way I like to plan it out is more like they’re a bunch of lily pads out there and I’m trying to leapfrog my way up to the biggest lily pad, which would be Hawaii. I like to race my best every time out, but what I’m bringing to the table will hopefully be a little bit more as I get through the season … I’ll break it down with goals in between races — weekly goals down to daily goals — so that it’s not a looming, daunting race at the end of the year that just says, ‘I’m scary. Beware.’” — Andy Potts, on planning his race schedule. Photo: Nils Nilsen

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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