Sunday, August 30, 2015

Josh's Chicago Kids Tri Report

Josh had his second triathlon on a rainy cold day yesterday.  Water was high 50's-low 60's and the way they set up transition, he had to wait 3.5 hours from transition closing to start (bad planning and won't come back if the set up is the same next year)

Got him a mylar sheet to stay warm. Even with all the waiting, josh got excited right before the gun.
Josh aligned himself in the back up the pack of the water but managed to emerge out of the water in the front pack (maybe 7th). The kids basically ran through the water... which i would to with that cold of water and it being only waist deep.  He went from front of back to back of pack when he took 6+ minutes in transition.  He refused to put on his shoe the right way and it kept getting stuck... UGH, it was painful to watch.  He also struggled to find his bike... so it was a long time.  Once he got onto his bike, he did well and looked good in the bit we could see.  He later said he enjoyed the bike and being on my hybrid.  Ran into T2 and then onto the run.  The run was a 1K and he kept a good pace. Came running to the finish looking strong!

He seemed to have a blast and happy he enjoyed the sport I love so much!







5 comments:

  1. Awesome job Josh! It was great to meet you and look forward to seeing you improve even more with the more triathlons you do!

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  2. He looks great! I would not put my head in that cold water either!

    And boo to the really long wait! That is hard for adults even!

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    1. Agree... I am so impatient... esp in the cold!

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  3. He is too cute, good for him! What did they do that made transition so bad?!

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    1. They would'nt let us back in for a while so we had to stand around and wait longer than it took josh to race afterwards.

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