I like this triathlon because it is fairly small and it is a nice course. The swim is in a small lake so the water is warm and I don't need a wetsuit. The start was a bit of a challenge because we were swimming into the sun, I couldn't see, and the ladies were pretty aggressive. Once turned around I found my groove and headed in toward the beach exit. The bike course was nice. This was the first time I was on my road bike since last year. Thankfully everything had been tuned up and I survived. Once the laps were complete I headed back into the park and out into the run. This was also my first brick workout of the season and my legs sure did feel like bricks; alas, I felt strong.
The run was pleasant and I felt good. We ran 2 laps within the park. It was a smooth race, nicely organized by Champ racing.
My times were pretty consistent from the last time I raced, a little bit slower in each leg but the run. By slower, I mean by a couple of minutes so I'm not that upset. My goal this year is to just participate and complete. Mission accomplished.
Pre race photo. Love that I was given the number 13. I felt like this was a sign of not giving up after 2013, one of the crappiest years ever. I dedicated this race to Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 and all of the people responsible for that day.
The aftermath :)