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)