Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday's Field Trip
Today was a beautiful day. A awesome day for a triathlon. We went down to Miami and watch the triathlon/Duathlon.
I was not impressed. I was actually disappointed.
The area was amazing but it was lacking the need for volunteers. We made it in before they all started. They were also doing Olympic and sprint distances. What few volunteers they had didn't know what was going on or where some of the running path was.
And then as the athletes were coming out of the water to transition to bike, was ok in the beginning part of the race until the spectators started to get in the way of the athletes. Standing in front of then in the path, and there was no volunteers there at first to keep them all separate. Then the man that was out front of everyone came back in form bikng they sent him the wrong way to start the run. I tried to tell the volunteer that, but she didn't want to here it. So she went to get someone who did and told her the same thing. Now this runner has no idea he is going the wrong way. And he was trying to place in the Olympic tri. HE did his run and he was suppose to go around again 6.2 miles, but instead the pulled him from the race. WHAT!!!! I was not a happy camper.
I am now wondering if this is what is going to happen next month for me. It is the same group running it just no Olympic distance. I was freaking out. I also learned that in the duathlon after you run 1 mile, ride 10, then you have to run another 2.5 miles. Ok I can do this. But is it going to be as unorganized, or am I holding a higher standard for the races, since I am Disney Spoiled?? E wasn't to happy either.And they lied about everyone getting a medal. They only gave one to the Olympic runners. I learned alot today. And I saw a guy riding a bike like mine. ANd the crazy part.... NO ONE WAS WEARING YELLOW!!!!! Holy CATS!!!!! That has to change. There will be 5 out there next month.
Training front I have not done a thing. I know it, I am admitting it, and I have to change that. Bring on the beatings please. :)
I have lost another 1.5 pounds. Sweet!!!!
So with all I have to do, E wants me to start sprinting the 1 mile. Yep, HE said he will train with me but he isn't going to do these.
It is on TOT 13k. I am coming back, I am going to break the wall, and not run in to it.
And now that they added the tri in Sept. I am torn, DL, or the Tri?? If I go to DL this year E won't be coming with me.If I wait till next year we can swing it. Almost everyone is going this year. But I want to do the tri. And E can be there for that one. What to do????