Skaneateles, New York was the setting for this weekends sprint triathlon. We both wished we had pulled an over-night for this race because the town of Skaneateles is so cute, so clean, with many little shops, boutiques, unique vendors, it’s not only a shop-a-holic’s heaven but also a foodies mecca.
The well known Sherwood Inn for good food, cozy rooms for overnight stays and live music on the weekends.
But now for Ted’s last triathlon recap of 2013.
There were race volunteers everywhere to help participants find their way from check in, bag pick up, body marking to transition. The triathlon was very well organized. Police were in attendance since the traffic gets quite heavy later in the morning.
Ted gets ready for the swim
There were 6 waves, set off in 4 minute intervals: yellow, silver, pink, green, blue, and red. Before the pink caps got started, two yellow caps were coming in, already completing their 800 meter swim.
Ted is off and swimming with the green caps…
While waiting for him to complete his swim, I finished off my 60 minute run which began in Utica, racing across to the college with the dogs. I ran the triathlon 5K course while Ted set up in transition, then completed the run while he swam and biked.
Caught Ted just as he was heading off up the hill on the bike course.
He made good time and was back on his running legs to complete the event.
Notice no ankle support? Pretty brave on his part because the run course is not flat. In fact, the bike course wasn’t flat either. No category 4 or 5’s but still, rolling and challenging around some corners.
Look how happy he is running strong and with only 100 meters to go.
My happy champion. He didn’t have as much energy today as he had in the last two events. It was warmer and muggier which probably drained his energy. The fact that neither of us has slept very well the last couple of nights could also have something to do with it.
Richard came to watch and the three of us enjoyed a really delicious, more than you can eat, breakfast at the Blue Water Grill.
A day that started WAY too early (3:50 am) resulted in an enjoyable event, in an enjoyable place, with thoroughly enjoyable people.
I think Skaneateles will see us back again next year.
What’s your favorite little get-away town within 2 hour of where you live?