To my sponsors...
Everyone - Just wanted to give a quick report from the Young Life Sprint Triathlon this morning. This is an annual race held in Detroit Lakes, MN. There were 217 in the race this year so it wasn't a huge race, but...I'll take the results... Last year, I took an overall first place victory so, I was trying to repeat.
Had a good swim in my Xterra wetsuit and Predator Barracuda goggles. Chose the clear lenses as it was real foggy due to the high humidity. I was 4th out of the water and on to my Valdora PHX. I rode faster than I ever have in 17 yrs. of racing as far as mph go. My bike computer said I averaged 24.7mph. I had the fastest bike split on the day. I really felt like I was flying at times.
I had a quick T2 pulling on my newest sponsor's product - my Somnio racing flats - www.somniorunning.com I now use Somnio Pacemakers for training and the new Hot Sauce flats for racing. They are custom fit for each athlete and even each foot. Check 'em out. It's like getting a bike fit, only for your feet. :)
Anyway, I had to hold off a fast 25 yr. old and a few others right behind him but by God's grace, I did and scored my 9th career overall first place victory. Pretty fun for a 53 yr. old!
I'm very thankful for your support, encouragement and great products and services this season. I plan on doing some road racing this fall to keep some race fitness...then the long NE winter.
Lord willing, I'm hoping to race at US Nationals next year for my "A" race, qualifying for the World Championships and Team USA in 2012, aging up and racing in the 55-59 age group. I love aging up!
Thank you so much for you help. I'm grateful to the Lord for all of you and grateful to Him for the strength He gives me. It's been an amazing season getting an overall win in a 5K and this tri, and getting top 6 overall in four other triathlons, winning my age group in every race I did this season, except for one, where I missed first in my age group by one second.