>> Saturday, September 14, 2013
I can't say enough just HOW awesome my teammates were at last weekend's failed 70.3 relay. I felt bad that I had to call it quits 3.5 miles into the run, but they were so great about it. And they were SPEEDY AS F*CK.
Michael starting the swim
Let's put that in context: I had the 2nd fastest bike at the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon back in May, and that race was at the same place (the parking lot at Square Lake). My Garmin told me I had a 19.9 mph average for those 10 miles. Only TEN miles. And then at the LONGER Lake Marion Triathlon last month, I covered 17+ miles on the bike with a 21.8 mph average according to my Garmin. (And it was a bit windy that day.) I'm just sharing that data on those 2 rides to show how hilly and nasty it is out around Square Lake - nearly HALF the distance at a shorter race by Square Lake, but nearly 3 mph SLOWER on that shorter course because of the hills. So Bart's 24+ mph for 54+ miles is INSANE!!
Regardless, Bart laid down some crazy awesome bike split numbers!
The 3 of us have already been talking about next year. We'd like to team up for an Oly Relay sometime earlier in the year - we think we'd be good at that distance. And we've been given free entry to come back and try Square Lake again in 2014, so if all goes well, we'll try to get that course record NEXT year!