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First Triathlon of the Year, Olivers Sprint

Posted Jun 01 2009 12:00am

Well, I do not know how she did it, but Ann Marie delivered another year with excellent early season weather. I showed up early to check out the location of the swim buoys, and set up the bike racks.

The Swim: The water temp was about 15 degrees C. Warm enough to swim, but cold enough that you still knew it was early summer, even with a wetsuit. I am not sure the exact distance, but some of the better swimmers estimated it to be a bit over 500m, so my 10:10 with a couple of stops to see if some of the slower new athletes were ok, was pretty good.

The Bike: The course was windy. Tail wind on the first half on the flats, but then a wicked head wind on the rolling hilly section. I don’t handle the wind well, and my time showed it at 54:08.

The Run: Two loops, and slightly less than 5k. In fact I clocked off about 2.2 for 1 loop, so a 4.4 or 4.5 k run in 22:52 was ok by me. The run felt good after a tough bike leg. My stride smooth and I didn’t feel like I was ready to die, like I did in other years.

Apres: You can see by the picture, AM made sure all were well fed. Hamburgers, and fixins along with a few cold beers, and of course the cake. All made for a great day.

The slide show with lots more pictures are here . Tomorrow I will write about the charity. Stay Tuned.

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