Friday, June 24, 2011

Juneathon Day 24 - Perfect Day

Since today is technically tomorrow now, I'll talk briefly about the Philly Tri Olympic distance race this Sunday.

They made a few awesome changes:

  • Race starts 30 minutes earlier than usual
  • Thus the transition area, where you store your bike and anything you need for the run, is open 30 minutes earlier - 4:30AM
  • The bike racks are labeled with your race number in an assigned location
    • In the past, the early bird got the worm
  • So, we'd be driving to the race at like 3:30 or 4AM just so I could get a good position for my bike. Ya know, to save me like 4 seconds in the race.
  • The run course has been modified to keep us in the shade more. Last year in particular got way to hot and at least 3 miles of the run had you baking in the sun while running on the pavement
These changes should allow a participate to wake up Later than usual, be less stressed, and stay cool during the concluding Run leg of the race. Thank you Philly Tri team.

I made one further suggestion that we'll see about.
I asked that they put a port-a-potty mid-way in the run course.
That way we can hydrate sufficiently and have a place to relieve ourselves, short of a tree.
I usually drink too little just so I don't need that public potty break.

As today's title suggests, Juneathon Day 24 was Perfect.

And sure. I swam the best course in America.
And it went great.
Even if Goodles had trouble focusing and framing the camera.

But you don't care about that.

You want to know about the Juneathon running.
So here it is.

I woke up early, ran 1 mile in the light ran, showered and went about my day.
On to Juneathon Day 25, hoping to roll into a Perfect weekend.


matthewreinsmith said...

Nice Job! I mean the camera work of course!

Anne said...

Nice pic :)
Good luck on the Olympic Tri tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

Goodles will be a world class photographer, you just wait. Meanwhile, kick your own keaster at the Philly Tri (I smell PR)!

Lindsay said...

hey that's a good shot - he got enough of you and your medal as well as the statue of liberty. better than just blue sky and a small piece of lady liberty's torch!