Sunday, July 15, 2007


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.


Phoenix said...

Ran out of trophies!?!?! I think I woulda had a temper tantrum!

Way to go, Karen!

Man, I just finished reading your vacation adventures as well. That last injury sounds like a doozy!! I hope you heal quickly.

Everything else (other than the jellyfish, car door and traffic) sounds pretty cool. You guys really packed it in!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

How cool!

btw - i would have liked the tri better than the dua too, but how cool that she earned a trophy and you were there to cheer her on!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

It was so great to meet you. Hope to see you in Louisville in August. Great photos. Hope you feel better.