The Wilmington YMCA Sprint Triathlon at Wrightsville Beach sprint went well. I felt solid in everything and finished 6th overall, 1st in the Masters category. I like the race since it has a long saltwater swim followed by a short bike and fast (slightly short of a 5k) run, and is as flat as it gets around North Carolina. Here are pictures.
I like to nap between sports. (4th swim split - 16:23)
My shoes are falling apart. (7th bike split - 29:47)
Where's the food? (33rd run split -19:16)
Last week was uneventful.
This past Saturday I wound up doing a funny super-dork-style triathlon workout. Met my XC kids for a run at 7AM (6 miles). Road with one of my athletes for 24 miles. Stopped at the lake to swim for 1.2 miles. Famished after the swim and having eaten 4 gels already, rode to a nearby store and replenished.
Finished the ride (another 24 total) and then ran 3 miles off the bike. I have a cast iron stomach and this meal did not phase me. Note that I didn't eat all the Doritos.
Throughout the weekend I painted the baby room.
I was covered in paint by the end of the day, hence the shirtless look here.
No more racing until Beach 2 Battleship Half on October 29, just some long training days!
Tomorrow morning I'm going to attend a Dave Ramsey Entreleadership workshop here in Raleigh. A friend's company is sponsoring the event and it looks interesting. I will summarize the session on this blog if I am inspired and have a few minutes to spare.