Well if you raced this weekend anywhere on the East coast you deserve a big slap on the back - either that or a big ice-cold smoothy! What better way to get accustomed to the oppressive heat than to go out and red-line it in a race.
Matt and Alan were in NH for the Mooseman Olympic and Half Ironman races on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Both had technical issues on the bike but sucked it up and finished the race with respectable runs.
Ryan started out with a solid swim and first half of the bike at Eagleman before cramps and the heat took their toll. Being the tough bastard he is he dug his toes in and struggled through the last portion of the bike and the entire half marathon. I am sure he did a lot of talking to himself out there......big props to Ryan for pushing on through and finishing!
Al and Becky were also in action at the Eagleman with Becky finishing 5th in her age group (18th overall); and Al 3rd in his age group (22nd overall). Real nice effort both of you!
Andy was in action up in PA at the Pinchot tri - I have not yet seen results for this one but will update you all as soon as I hear.
The Bay swim was another hard fought affair with Canton local OJ Keller taking out 3rd place ahead of my good mate Rob Jones from Charlottesville.....coincidentally the top four were the exact same as last year! They haven't posted results for this earlier but I think Thomas went somewhere in the vicinity of 2hr40min........I am sure it was sans wetsuit too!
Again - congrats to all who busted arse and raced in these conditions!
Today - not surprisingly - was rather light on the participant front, in fact Ayesha was the only one to turn up.....this gave me the opportunity to bust out the old speedos and have a swim. Here is the workout we did:
3 X 100 swim
100 catch up
10 x 100 - build pace w/10 sec rest
100 IM ez
6 x 50 as 25kick/25 build pace
200 IM ez
See you all Thursday........