|At the start...|
David didn’t need to know Goliath’s strength
because he already knew God’s.
Dedicated to my nephew Chris (Susie)
They announced my wave, and I crossed the starting pad, to enter the water to get ready for the start horn. Once it went off, I calmly put my head in, and started my swim. As I went out, the waves were at least 3 feet high
There were lifeguards everywhere, right by each of us, asking if we were okay or if we wanted to get on the boat. I was calm and did what the announcer said, do breast stroke. By the time I reached the yellow turn bouyee, the waves were uncontrollable, but I kept doing breaststroke and kept myself calm. I turned and followed the flow of the waves, and let the waves carry me in. Eventually, I turned to go to shore, the waves helped push me in.
|Swim leg: Dedicated to Chris |
"The only person you should try to be better
than is the person you were yesterday.
Work on yourself...
for yourself." Chris, Susie, Chris's Rainbow of Hope
When I reached the beach, they told me to pull my wetsuit off my arms and off down to my waste, so someone could pull it off. That was great, it shortened my transition time down.
I slowly ran into the transition area, crossed the pad, and got on my bike.
Away I went. The first 20 miles were easy-peasy. I went with the flow. But, after that I hit the route against the wind. And it was tough going for the remainder of the route. I made it in. Pretty
|Bike leg dedicated to Mike.|
"Who ever came up with...
'It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.'
Wasn't wrong......But it delights me
to know I was always right
to know that it's
BETTER to ask PERMISSION.
(Mike, Mike, Tricia, Dennis)
|Run leg dedicated to Jen (Jim)|
"Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will." ~Gandhi (Jennifer)
Door County Half Ironman finish!!!
Here are my Door County 70.3 stats (swim cut short)
500 swim: 11:42
56 bike: 3:18.14
13.1 run: 2:30.49
Finish: 6:08.12 (Personal Best)