Miami Man Half Iron Triathlon

Lately I’ve been too quiet and this is the reason…. Miami Man Triathlon.

For the past few weeks I’ve concentrated on the last details of training, taking care if minimal injuries and keeping my nerves under control. This Sunday I will do my first half Iron distance triathlon.

I would like to talk about goals in terms of time but I will refrain from that. This will be my first time doing 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run all together. My plan is to finish that race knowing that I gave it my all. That’s one of the things I enjoy so much about endurance sports, just the adrenaline rush you get to push your body that becomes addictive. So I will do just that and have fun along the way.

I can’t wait till Sunday cause”I’m doing the Zoo!”

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My Next Challenge

Three down and one to go! My next challenge is the Miami Man Half Iron Distance. I continue to train pretty hard and this month is the toughest one yet. I hope to survive and hope that this Miami weather gives us a break from the heat, rain and high humidity. Just last weekend I completed my first double brick which was an hour and 15 minute bike, than an hour run x 2! I have a feeling will be doing more of these and it won’t get any easier.

Here’s what my next race consists of.

On November 11, 2012.

SWIM
Distance: 1.2 Miles
The swim will take place in Larry and Penny’s crystal clear lake. The swim portion is open all summer long for swimming. Participants will start on the North side of the beach and swim a .6 mile loop clockwise around the lake

BIKE
Distance: 56 Miles
The bike ride will go through farmland areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade county (the Redlands).

RUN
Distance: 13.1 Miles
The first mile includes paved road and some hard packed dirt road that takes you through the back gate into Zoo Miami where you will run by various zoo animal exhibits.

At that point the run course goes down and back the beautiful palm tree-lined Zoo Miami main entrance, then re-enters the Zoo at about the 4 mile mark for more animal exhibits. The run then goes through non-public areas of the zoo to another back entrance to Larry and Penny Park and from that point back to the finish area.

I Did It, I Escaped To Miami!

I’m happy to report that I completed Escape to Miami Olympic triathlon!

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Weather was not too promising on the days before the race, especially the day before when we had to do bike drop off at the race site. Most of us had to leave their bikes covered and hope for the best.

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The day came and we were all hoping for no rain. As we got on the ferry we felt a drizzle but nothing more than that. It was a great event and I truly enjoyed. Jumping from the ferry into open water at night time since sunrise in Miami is closer to 7:00 am these days definitely made it interesting but fun. I would totally recommend this race and the Olympic distance is the way to go!

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