Hi all - well, as a lot of you already saw on FB, I had my duathlon this weekend. I was really worried about the weather as we were slated for some severe weather, and indeed as I was checking in my bike to T1, it was during a middle of a severe thunderstorm with lightning all around. Thankfully, the next waves of bad weather slipped by before and after the event was over, so the only thing we had to deal with was the nasty humidity.
Besides my T2 klutziness, I did pretty well. I made some nice improvement in my bike speed (nearly 3/4 of a mile faster over 25 miles than I averaged in the 11 miles in my April duathlon) and I averaged sub-9 on my run legs. This being a new race, they have some kinks to work out (for example, the second run leg, which was already a quarter mile more than a 10K, actually was closer to 11K in the end) but they already sent out a response e-mail acknowledging the feedback and improvements they'll make for next year, so that's promising for longer term success for the event. I stayed at home today to rest up, but I don't feel quite as beat up after this duathlon as I did with the April one, if you can believe that or not.
- I love how you're making slow but steady progress; here's hoping that goes well
- that's pretty awesome about Mila's chickens, and I'd love to see a picture of her wielding that new string bass.
- you're raising some super fasties there; they got some good genes it looks like
Sounds like you had a pretty fun weekend with the picnic activities, Ron
- ugh about the general creakiness; I know the money wasted is never good but it looks like the longer-term is the best bet here
- hurrah for no pains in the butt!
Mmmm...those meatballs sound yummy Kath
KP & T
- we may be driving through GR middle of August to check out one of the local breweries; if you're available, we'd love to meet up for a brew or two.
Anyway, I hope everyone else is doing well, and hoping everyone has a good Tuesday