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February 2016

UCSD Tritonman 2016

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Race: UC-San Diego Tritonman

Format: Draft-Legal Sprint (750-yard swim + 20-km bike + 5-km run)

Support Crew: Hubs, Mom, Dad, Aunt Dorothy + my Oliver fam (Lynn, Jim, Bonny + uncle Todd) + super buds Megan & Sam (& Mosby the doggie)

Pre-Race Predicament: Getting hit by another car on the freeway…and our car being totaled.  Sad to say goodbye to our brave lil toaster.

Pre-Race Dinner: Heaps of Spaghetti and Meatballs

Pre-Race Breakfast: Oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, a banana, and coffee + green tea Skratch drink

Goals: After our incident last year, goal number one for UCSD Tritonman 2016 was to come home in the same car that we brought down. I am happy to report that the toaster made it back home safely.

Tritonman 2016 lessons:

  • Swim start: position is so important. Get out of the middle or else you will get pulled under, and have a wall of athletes in front of you splashing and kicking you.
  • T2:  switch to bungee laces to avoid the struggle of putting tight shoes onto numb feet.

Up next: Clermont (3/5) & Sarasota (3/12)