Sunday, February 26, 2006

CTC meeting and Indoor Triathlon Race Recap

This weekend I had an opportunity to meet 4 fellow bloggers in person TriSaraTops, qcmier, elizabeth, and Curly Su) at our Cleveland Triathlon Club meeting on Friday night and at our club Indoor Triathlon event on Sunday. I thought meeting them online was cool but connecting a blog name to a real person was even cooler. It was very nice to meet you all.

Today's Indoor Triathlon was also pretty cool! The event consisted of 20 minutes each for the swim (25 yard), bike (spin bike), and run (treadmill). To keep the athletes moving through on the limited equipment some started first with either the swim or bike or run. I began with the run. There were 3 different treadmills to choose from. Landice was one of them and since I own one I chose to run on it. I began at 9.6 mph and only lasted at that pace for about 2 minutes after the volunteer record keeper announced our speed stating the guy next to me was at a whopping 10 mph. I bumped it up to 10. After about 5 minutes into the run and feeling good I bumped it up to 11 mph thinking that after 10 minutes I can back it down to 10 mph. Half way through the run and feeling good I decided I could hold this until 15 minutes then back down if I need to. With 5 minutes left and still running at 11 mph I thought this is my chance to win the event so I didn't back down. The effort paid off with a 3.56 mile finish.
I took a quick shower and got ready for the swim. The water was nice and warm. I was able to keep a steady even pace and for what kind of swim shape I am in I was happy with completing 38 lengths equal to .54 miles.
The spin was led by an instructor who made sure we would have fun and sweat.
Not only did I have fun on the bike but in the whole event. At the award ceremony I was greeted with applause as the overall winner!

To see final results follow this link:
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9 comments:

E-Speed said...

You were absolutely amazing on the dread today! I was super impressed!

And it was v. cool to meet you in person. I am looking forward to more of the CTC group events!

TriSaraTops said...

OMG Papa Louie!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!! That's SUPER SUPER fast. I am amazed. Great job!

Cliff said...

You rock Papa Louie :)...

Curly Su said...

congrats again! it was good to meet you too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lou, its Dave M. I noticed that we share the first three races this year.....Oh well - I can settle for Second. Maybe I can just draft off of you....we'll see. Hope to see you at St. Malachi - call if you get a chance @ 216-374-6132. Take care!!

Durno said...

Thanks for posting my a** on this blog page (I was the volunteer in the maroon sweats that "motivated" you to crank up the tread mill) !!!

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