|Sunset over Lake Benbrook|
The open wave started with just 5 of us. I had gotten off to a good start until I veered left which was almost immediately. Two guys Matt and Trent pulled ahead and I couldn't quite get close enough to get in the draft. I've been working one on one with Brent Poulsen on my swim technique that's coming around, but when trying to go faster that has been a challenge as I still swam the race some with my straight arm out of the water. I came out of the water 3rd.
|Getting ready to make the U-Turn for the second loops. This is where I got cussed out by a competitor for getting in front of them on the U Turn. It was either run into them or get around them. Someone forgot there was a race going on behind them.|
The bike was a fun, hilly,and windy route I spent my time chasing Matt and Trent. I didn't gain any time on Trent. He ended up putting some time on me though.
|Heading out for one more loop on the hilly course.|
Coming off the bike I was about 30 seconds off Matt and Trent I was informed. They came off together. I started gaining ground on Trent but Matt was pulling away from Trent. I finally caught up to Trent and kept talking myself up to keep chasing Matt. I finally got Matt with a mile to go but I had some serious side stitches that I wasn't able to suffer through for another mile.
A few of my Co-workers & friends came out to watch too and met me at the finish.
|L to R: Me, Baby Camden, Wade, Jackie, & Mack.|
I went out to ride again post triathlon (after Pancakes) and got the double flat. Going down the huge hill by the Fort Worth Zoo sounded like glass was breaking as I heard my tube pop then my spare tube had a whole in it.
|Bummed out that no air is going in.|
|Yes, I still keep my race number on.|
Thanks for reading. See you on the course.