Saturday, September 26, 2015

Patriots Triathlon

A couple of weeks ago, we traveled to Williamsburg, VA for the Patriot Triathlon. This race was very well organized  with lots of refereeing going on (which can be a good or bad thing....). There were two distances on Saturday (International and Half Ironman) with a sprint on Sunday. Mr. Marathon decided to up his triathlon mileage and go for the International distance in preparation for the Half Ironman he is doing NEXT MONTH!!!!! Anyway, the International was a good in between distance for him so he can keep on improving. This distance included a 1500 meter (open water!) swim, a 40 km (approx. 24 miles) bike ride, and a 10k run (6.2 miles). Enjoy these photos chronicling the day's events, start to finish!

Preparing to swim in the 80-degree James River
It was stormy, cloudy, and rainy.....
Perfect day for a triathlon...?
Coming out of the water!
Running to the transition area

Biking out

Running in to the finish

Finishing strong!
He really enjoyed this triathlon, and he finished with a time of 2:42:38. He was hoping to finish around 3 hours, so he totally blew his goal outta the water!

As for upcoming events, we have the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon coming up in October, but also, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Mr. Marathon is going to tackle the half iron distance in October as well in Wilmington, NC called PPD Beach 2 Battleship. That's pretty much all we have lined up for now, besides the never ending training!

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