A Happy Triathlete!
Swim: 9:36 (0.25 mile)
Bike: 43:26 (14.2 miles)
Run: 25:38 (3.1 miles)
Total time: 1:21:49
Now that I have told you about the end of the race, I suppose I should start at the beginning! Once again we were spoiled (at least in my opinion) by a cool, partly cloudy, and non-humid race day! The race is capped at 300 participants and filled up in about an hour and a half when registration opened January 2nd! That alone goes to show what a little gem this race is!
The swim took place in Lake Belle Taine which was a very clear and clean lake. I started the swim on the front inside and decided I was going to fight for swim position in the race. I definitely got a fight as I was hit and kicked for the first 150-200 yards.
Friends and volunteers Jen and Jan made signs for us to see along the bike and run course!
The bike was a beautiful course around lakes, forests, and quiet country roads! As I came in on the bike the amount of spectators cheering was phenomenal for such a small race. One would think that the whole town of Nevis, population 388, was out cheering and creating energy for the racers!
The run was an out and back on the Heartland Trail. Trees provided lots of shade on the run course, which would be especially helpful on a hotter race day! The race finish was near the giant Muskie and also lined with cheering spectators!
Central MN Bike Club represents at the Northwoods Triathlon with two volunteers (Jen and Jan) and two participants (Beth and I)!
Wow! What a great course, volunteers, and race directors. I will be sure to add this to the calendar next year!!
My first Olympic distance course race is next weekend in Iowa--Pigman Olympic!