In the last 5 months it seems like my free time has shifted a bit from spending time on the bike, to work.. and a little photography. The fitness is not what it was, not bad, but not what it was. I did the bike leg of the Mountain Madness 1/2 Ironman a couple weeks ago and that was a real eye opener. Never been a triathlete, have done a relay before on an Olympic distance, but the level of fitness and equipment at a 1/2 Ironman was surprising. Big money bikes and bodies that look like they don't have a full time job, unless that job is training.
|Kind of the 'average' bikes. Wheelsets = my whole bike.|
Pretty nasty weather for the weekend, seems like Atlanta has been channeling a little of the Pac NW. Or Belgium... After 2 delays the swim was canceled, from the shore you couldn't see any of the buoy's. It would have been pretty easy to lose people, not good on the water. The day or two leading up to the event I was trying to decide if I wanted it to rain or not. Figured that rain doesn't really bother me, apparently it doesn't bother the average 1/2 Ironman either. Which is good, because it rained.
|Yep... it rained a bit.|
I haven't even looked up my time, suspect I'm not missing anything. Lesson learned. Fitness is OK, but it's not great. Time will come back to me, at some point.