Thursday, May 13, 2010
Race Preview: Lakes To Pines Triathlon
Location: Park Rapids, MN
Previous Results: 2008 - 3rd overall, 2009 - 3rd overall, 2010 - ???
Swim: 500 yard swim held in the Park Rapids H.S. Pool.
Bike: Double Loop 14.7 mile ride on paved roads.
Run: 5K run on a fast, out-and-back course finishing on the H.S.Track.
Swim: 50 yard swim will be held in the Park Rapids H.S.Pool.
Bike: 1 mile ride around High School Parking Lot
Run: 300 yard run finishing on the H.S.Track.
It wasn't as stupid as it sounds. Had you actually left your gear outdoors, you would not have located it due to the high winds. I saw people leave helmet, shoes, etc all out in T1 and as I set up my bike, watched as peoples gear blew around the transition area. In the end, I decided to don all my stuff, including helmet, at pool side. I donned two layers of clothes....and still froze. A number of people went with instant warm pads inside shoes and gloves. It was bad.