RACE WEEKEND! (And a Family Vacation this Past Week)

>> Saturday, July 29, 2017

I posted on Wednesday about how I'd be racing tomorrow with my brother-in-law Matt at a triathlon in Wisconsin. I have very few specific goals for this race, as it's far off on the other side of WI so I have no idea what the competition or course will be like. I *DO* know that it's part of the "Wisconsin Tri Series," so it's a legit race that should draw some decent athletes. There's an "elite" wave that I did NOT sign up for, but it appears it's all just age group divisions with no "elite" designation for awards.

If that's the case, I'd LOVE to see if I can place in my age group, and maybe hit top-10 overall. I don't know how possible that is because literally ALL I know about this race is in the paragraph above. When the race is over, I could be thrilled to be top-5 in my age group with a top-30 finish. Who knows.

I'm doing the sprint, but it will technically be the longest race of 2017 for me. It has the same 0.25 mile swim and 5K run as the Trinona Triathlon last month, but the bike ride is a bit longer: 15 vs 11 miles. Should be fun!

Throwing another wrench in a normal pre-race week is the fact that we've been gone all week. We left for a cabin in northern MN last Saturday, and we got back home yesterday (Friday) afternoon. I ate better than I USUALLY do on this trip, but I still ate crappier than normal. (One morning, I had FIVE of my Mom's fresh rolls after breakfast. See the title of this "Friday Funny" from yesterday as a simple explanation.) Here are 6 quick pics from this past week:

Uncle Dave driving us back to the cabin after fishing.

Charlie jumped in to Mama's arms after she finished an open water swim.

I Instagrammed this a few days ago: "When your boys, niece, and nephew want a ride
to the raft, you put your ankle through the tow rope and you get. Them. To. The. Raft."

Finishing a nice 33 mile ride on a long trail. (First 25 miles at 21.7 mph.)

Lots of fishing!

My folks and their kids and grandkids!

Back with more ASAP! Keep an eye on my tweets for more tomorrow!


Mary 10:03 PM, July 29, 2017  

I'm familiar with the race scene in southeastern Wisconsin and based on times you've posted, I think you'll be in contention for your goals tomorrow.

If I remember correctly (it's been a few years), that lake was (is?) super weedy - people used to come out looking like swamp creatures!

Good luck!

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