Sunday, September 26, 2010

Redman Triathlon 2010

This weekend we traveled to Oklahoma City for Sam to do the Redman 70.3 triathlon. This was her big fall race. It is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. The morning started cool but ended in the upper 80's. It was Oklahoma so there were no trees anywhere. Sam had a 19 minute PR, was 3rd in her age group, and 13 woman overall.
I found a buffalo along the bike course.
Funny how Oklahoma and Mars look alike. Humans weren't meant to live either place.
Sun coming up over transition 1.

Sam intimidating the competition.
The women getting ready to start. It was pretty shallow and some of the slower women walked a good portion of the swim.
The water was very calm, which was a nice change after the New Orleans triathlon earlier this year.
The bike was a 2 loop course. Here is Sam going out on the first loop.
And coming in. Notice the focus, don't get in her way.
Meanwhile.......John wandered into the ghetto and bought fried pies.
They were good fried pies.
After fortifying myself I found Sam on the run. Looking good but getting hot.
She even did some old-timey running.
Blazing to the finish.
A quick dip in the lake helped cool down.
On the house front, the garden is starting to slow down but is still producing a few things. Before long everything will have to come out. Can you believe it is almost October.
After the race we headed back to KC for the Avett Brother show at the cross-roads. And then today we went to the KC Modern open house at the Marcel Breuer house in Mission Hills. All in all a pretty busy weekend.

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