I love racing in your corner of Florida. Do you know why? Because you have nice, clean bathrooms. And not only that, they are NEVER out of TP. Ahhh...what every racer dreams of.
Random thoughts - I'm very tired and my brain is fried from driving, racing, driving, and then a hard long workday. So here is a super short race report - more detail later:
Florida 70.3 was awesome. Had a blast with my friends. Jason was an AMAZING cheerleader. And I cut some time off of New Orleans with a 6:11!! Whoot whoot! I know it was shy of the under 6 hours I was hoping, but I cut time off of my bike which really made me happy. Karen and Jim where under 6 hours and Lisa had some issues with the heat - but she still finished with superwoman strength. No doubt. What has she done since April? New Orleans 70.2, BOSTON MARATHON, then the relay last weekend, and now this?!?!? She is a machine!!
The swim was flat, the bike was flat, and the run was hot as hell. (how do you like that race report?) I seriously think that we where running in hell - on grass, around swamps. But the volunteers where AMAZING. Every mile (it was a 3 loop run) there was pretty much a buffet of anything that you needed. Water? Yes please. Ice? Down my top. Grapes? Oh yeah. So a big cheer for the girl scouts, boy scouts, and who ever else from the Orlando area for keeping us cool!! You guys where amazing!
All in all the race was great. The set up was amazing (who would have thought that there would be a horse right next to my transition?) the support can't be beat, and the organization was awesome. It was hot - but hey, we're in Florida :) I'll be looking forward to doing this race next year!
Here are my shoes before the race:
2700+ people running on grass + aid stations = nice dirty mess :)
In other news....
Little Chloe Swam in 3 mile bridge swim in P-cola over the weekend and did awesome! I'm always kind of creeped out by that race - a swim in the bay? Right next to a huge bridge? Ugh. I don't even want to know what is swimming around me! Congrats to Little Chloe!!
Ok. Random and short. Congrats to everyone else who raced over the weekend - specially Little Chloe, Melissa and Jim (flatout buddy) !!!