I GET BY WITH A LITTLE (A LOT OF) HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: WATERLOO TRIATHLON/DUATHLON.
Which is why today I traveled to this race and had the pleasure of meeting up with Waddling at the Waterloo Tri/Du. Unfortunately, I was unable to do this race, my favorite from my first year of doing tris, because of my foot, but I want to take the time to help support my running, tri, and blogger friends whenever I am able to do so. Since it was only a little over an hour drive, and I wasn't able to do the workouts I had planned, I decided the next best thing would be to go watch a tri/du.
In addition to Karen (Waddling), three other friends from GR were there. This is a sprint race: 1/2 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 5 mile run. The du was 2 mile run, 16 bike, 5 run. To me, a du is MUCH harder, because I know I can swim a half mile faster than I can run 2 miles. Plus, I love the swim.
Karen came in second in AG, but alas! they ran out of trophies. What a bummer! I got to see her new bike too, the blue Trek with matching helmet. Its a tri bike, and she said it was a lot easier going from the bike to the run with the new bike. I think she did great: I think she flew on that bike! After, I did a short bike ride and headed home. All in a day's fun.