Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

vashon island triathlon

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we went to vashon island last weekend (sunday, july 10) so i could do an off-road sprint triathlon – 800 yd puget sound swim, 12 mi mountain bike, 3.6 mi trail run. though i haven’t swum since surfing in hawaii in january, i surprised myself by coming out of the water in top 5 and just 10 seconds behind the eventual winner. then the parade by me started :). my cardio conditioning was fine from 3x/week 5 mi runs around green lake,  but i didn’t have the legs to keep pace on the hills. still manged to finish 20 of 200, and 5th in the 35-44 age group.
the best part of the whole day was seeing julia and zack as i passed the starting area during the 3 laps on the mountain bike. zack wiggled around in his stroller and gave a big smile, and julia said "there’s daddy."

Written by nealfreeland

July 17, 2005 at 6:40 pm

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