Cooperstown Triathlon 2014

by Joanne on May 26, 2014

The first swim – bike – run event of the year for Ted and he had such an enjoyable day,

It started off a bit cool for a swim, 50 degrees with water at 57 degrees.

Cooperstown before

Above: The fog lifting over the lake as athletes set up in transition.

Cooperstown swim warm up

Getting the body acclimated to the cold water with a pre-race swim.

Cooperstown ready to swim

Even though the water was cold, there were many happy faces. These folk wanted to swim no matter what.  They wanted a complete sprint triathlon with a 700 meter swim (shorted 100 meters due to water temp), 12 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run.

There was a little confusion on the bike ride at an intersection on the return.  A cop was directing traffic but no one was directing cyclists.  Ted took a wrong turn and a few others followed.  About a block down the road, Ted realized the mistake and said “We have to turn around. This isn’t right.”  

run finish

Ted’s coming down the road to finish the event.  I said “WAIT! I have to take a picture.”   The result:  He knocked about 9 minutes off his time from this event 2 years ago. *Last year, due to very cold water temperatures, this event was changed to a run – bike – run.

After an enjoyable breakfast at Lake Shore Inn restaurant with Sue and Sam, we drove home, only to get back on the bikes and go for a 32 mile ride.

rider mohawk

The day was gorgeous and just MADE for being outside.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  • At 2014.05.27 08:13, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Woo Hoo Ted! Congrats on improving your time! The water temp sounds brutal but I bit everyone wants to jump right in once they finish the event, right? 🙂

    I think everyone had gorgeous weather this weekend and thank goodness. With the awful Winter and Spring that never seemed to come, we’re all in need of a nice Summer right?
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    • At 2014.05.27 14:34, Pam said:

      Wow great improvement on your time Dad!! I feel so proud of you and inspired 🙂

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