Over the course of the weekend everyone kept talking about the benefit the current has once you make the turn. Was really looking forward to finding out what it was like swimming in a river, with current.
Jump off the dock, then swim down the length of the island, keep swimming a little further out, then turn around at the buoy. Afterwards, swim the length of the river, going under bridges and exit down by the great lawn.
69F / 21C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
112 miles |
Jumped on bike and turned on watch. Watch never did sync with bike or HR monitor. And throughout the ride it kept polling looking for the devices but it never did. This caused it to run out of battery at about the 70 mile mark.
Just road by RPE and feel for cadence.
Lots of climbing. The out and back is VERY fast, and the freshly paved asphalt makes it a joy to ride. Riding through LaGrange is fine, with tons of crowd support. The ride back into town is miserable b/c the road is broken and bumpy. But compared to Michigan roads it was just more of the same.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
13m 38s min/mile
Flat course, two loops, tons of support, and festive atmosphere.