Yesterday I my first Olympic Triathlon since TriRock last November. I have been looking forward to this race for months because my training has been excellent all year. I’ll get the good out of the way because there was some good here. First of all, Melanie came up and was my cheering squad. Its always great to have someone cheering you on and even better in this race for a few reasons, one of which being that it was a quiet crowd and the other that I had a really rough day. The course was also one of the nicest I’ve ever raced on for any type of race, running or triathlon. Very shady the whole time. Very scenic. I also lucked out with the swim being as good as you could hope for in the ocean. Very flat and comfortable water water.
My friend Darrell, a close friend from high school, has long been in Chicago and over the past year or so has been asking me all sorts of running advice as he got into the sport. I’m always happy to help a friend get a passion for the sport!