Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This was a great experience as I got to do 500 meters in the Gulf, bike 13 Miles over 3 bridges in Clearwater, Bellaire, & Sand Key, then run through the streets of Clearwater Beach! Really?
Clearwater Beach Transition Town at Pre-Dawn...
5:30am Early Birds discussing strategy & survival!
Transition setup completed and I'm ready to rock!
Yes, I was in the pink swim wave!
And I liked it!
Completing the swim!
I've been having problems with my arm extension due to arthritis. No worries, I did a racing breast stroke and survived the Gulf!
Leaving T1 on the bike leg & I'm kickin' it!
Crossed the Clearwater Memorial Bridge, the Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge, and the Sand Key Bridge during the13 mile bike leg. I loved it! (I'm a sick puppy!)
I'm on the run outta T2!
I saw my run group bud Rob come out of T2 and at the U-turn of our run. Yeah, I slowed down so our wives (D & Jen, our DWs, were stationed at the run start.) could take a shot of us together. D took a great shot of Jen (also my run partner) watching me & Rob running together!
Down to about the last .2 of my run and I'm still loving it!
Coming into the TriRock Finish Chute...Glory Lane!
Rob & I rockin' our TriRock Finisher Medals!
Team American Running Company!
Chris Carbo, Owner, and me!
Another Run Club Partner and Elite Triathlete, Casey Rabon!
Our stories are similar! Together, we shredded 220 pounds! (Casey-120, Me-100)
This Tri was about friends for me. My inspiration, motivation & race support came from fellow racers, family, and friends! It can't get better than that!
A last shot leaving the TriRock Transition area...until next year!
As always, thank you for YOUR support, and taking the time to read/comment on my blogs! Much love!