Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I just got done with the spudman. What a great race. It was an olympic distance triathlon which is 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run. We started off with the swim. Everything went well. I got out of the water not even feeling tired. Then the bike went well also. I think I needed to drink a little bit more water on the bike than I did. When I got off the bike it was 93 degrees. HOT!! The first 3 miles of the run went really well, in fact I was on a faster pace than I had anticipated, then heat exhaustion set in. I started seeing little stars. I may have been a little dehydrated as well. they only had 2 water tables on the run. I stopped at mile 5 and drank a bunch of water and dumped a bunch on my head, which really slowed me down, but I finished. My goal was to finish in 3 hours and my final time was 3 hours and 2 minutes. If you are thinking of doing a triathlon, do it. they are a blast.


  1. Wow Andy WAY TO GO!! That's a big accomplishment! A triathalon is definitely on my "TO DO" list, but I think I'll start with a sprint first ;)

  2. I am definitely going to do a tri one of these days. I think I'll start a pity jar where people can donate their loose change to fund my bike since I have no cash but I REALLY want to get a nice road bike so I can start racing and save my knees from the hard running. WTG!