What a gorgeous morning at Dallas Athletes’ Texas Man Triathlon Sunday, May 5th. The sun came up over a calm lake and in the water we went. Over 700 athletes participated in one of 3 distances; sprint, olympic or X50.
First wet suit swim for me in ages, but I held my own. A little slow but steady. The water temperature was perfect for a swim and the lake was very calm. Great bike course of rolling Texas hills. Too bad we can’t convince the county to repave the roads; the asphalt was a wee bit bumpy. In transition, I thought I might need to check my fillings! I was happy to see that my training mostly on the Peloton really helped my bike fitness. The run course was nice, pretty flat and shaded; which helped as the temperature rose. My run was a bit slow, but given my lack of focused training; I was happy with my effort.
I was shocked and ecstatic to find out I was third in my age group, qualifying me for the Best of the Best Triathlon in November! And I even got a cute little trophy for my desk.
It was so great to see so many friends and patients out on the course; either participating, cheering, or volunteering. It takes a village to put on a quality race and Dallas Athletes always deliver a great race!
Art, of course, was the #1 sherpa; making sure I was well taken care of and even gave me a celebratory Shiner after I finished.
Welcome back triathlon season! Let’s get after it gang!