Lets first get Graniteman out of the way. I decided the night before to race this one and hadn’t swam since Average Jo so i was set up for greatness right away haha. Then add 90 degrees and high humidity and you have yourself a DISASTER. It was a tough day even for those who prepared for it, i simply ran out of stEam eSpecially after my wet suit tore as the swim started. It Felt like i was swimming with a sack of potatoes around my legs! All thAt extra effort left the tank empty for the bike and run. Note to self, last minute olympic races are not smart.
Hoot Lake, a great little race in Fergus Falls. The weather was perfect and the bike course was back to the original course. It was a day for PRs and reCords. The water was like glass, it wasn’t humid and I was feeling rested. The swim wenT ok, had a new wet suit so that is always fun. It kicked my butt in T1 thats for sure! The bike was a blast. Some nice downhill portions anD some good climbs tO keep the heartrate up. The run is always tougH here. While its sorT, they mess with you as the first half is downhill anD the return to Godel park Is a climb. There was lots of aid stations and the whole event is great. I guess on its 26th running it should be! I Finished 3rd in my age group and 12th overall. At least i got to bring some harDware home.
The best part of the race was the Nygaards. Had Sherpa Jerry as a photographer and moral booster and Corey’s mom and sister raced whch is awesome! Jerry Gets the photo credit below and we’ll see what Minnewaska hasto offer neXt weeK!
WORK HARD. STAY HUMBLE. A LIFE FILLED WITH SWIM, BIKE & RUN. 5Ks TO MARATHONS, SPRINT TO IRONMAN 140.6