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Mayor's Triathlon

Mayor's Triathlon in Fort Worth logo

Did my first triathlon of the season yesterday (many of the earlier triathlons this year were rained out due to our monstrous flooding). It was over in my nearby hometown of Ft. Worth, and lead off by its progressive and physically active mayor.  I didn't win, but I did at least beat the mayor!

2015 Goal Race- Blackland Triathlon

Blackland Triathlon

Every year I try to have a single "A" race that I plan my training around in order to perform at my peak that day. "My peak" of course being very relative - I certainly don't train enough to ever consider winning a race, but a top-three finish in my age group is always possible. 

Birthday Fun Time

Start of 47 mile White Rock Lake ride

My 47th birthday was today.  They come so fast.  But each year I like to defy my age and do a stupidly long endurance event, usually centered around my new age.

This year I did an age-related self-triathlon.  I started out by doing both the 5:15 am and 6:30 am Plano Wetcats swim workouts, until I reached 4700 yards.  Then, after a ridiculously long first transition (T1 to my tri colleages) which involved eating lots of pancakes, I packed up the bike and headed for White Rock lake.

TexasMan Triathlon 2013

My first triathlon of the season is this weekend - bright (er, dark) and early Sunday morning up at Ray Roberts State Park.  Camping up there the night before too, so I don't have to drive 60 miles at 4am.

Just doing the sprint distance, so no big deal really - just a strong 90 minute or less workout.  And with the water temp in the 60's and the air temp in the upper 40's, I will be in no danger of overheating.  Just got to find my wetsuit.  And maybe replace my 13 year old tri suit.

Spring 2012 Goal Race- Ironman 70.3 Texas

Ironman 70.3 TexasMy 2011 triathlon season was ... um ... not so great.  Between starting a new demanding job and having back issues while swimming, I failed to complete nearly as many triathlons as usual. Like none.  I did some running races and a couple bike rallies, but no tris.  Sad- first time 10 years I didn't do a triathlon that year. 

Back to the Pool

Oak Point PoolI am finally going to back into swimming today, after a six-week break. I usually take a break from swimming sometime during the winter, but this year the timing was helped along by a shoulder injury I received at the DAM Winter Relays meet in December.


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