Subject: RE: BikeSource Triathlon
I don't belive that park folks allow swimming in it. I was tempted to try it. Last year I had sleevless suit, this year full sleeve Helix. I swam last week in Clinton Lake at 57F water. It was not bad. Face, hands and toes were cold. For me ear plugs are a must at that temp, otherwise I will get dissoriented. The lake will be full of duck doo-doo. Get ready.
I rode/TT-ed the bike course several times. The downhill section upon park reentry is pretty rough. Also, the sharp corner joining up to the levee contains some fine gravel that I hope they will clean up. Wind can be a factor on the bike, but it is a lap course. I rode with winds out of the north and also out of the south/southwest. Can't tell what would be worse. Maybe a little prefference for northerly winds as the Pflum rd section is uphill so it would give a little push for those force limited.
Run is ok. Last year's course totaled 2.91mi. Not a full 5k. If the course takes us out of the gate around the little island at SW corner, we will get full 5k out of it. First mile is flat. Second mile is for the most part uphill, last mile is a mix between downhill and flat to barely noticeable uphill. Last mile should generate the fastest mile spilt for the run course. I did several runs on the course and Garmin confirmed the splits.