A week from today will be a big step in my obsession with off road triathlon. A 70.3 mile half-ironman, off road, self-supported solo. Excited doesn’t even begin to capture it!
1.2 mile open water swim (Canandaigua), 56 mile mountain bike (Greenway), 13.1 mile trail run (FLT Letchworth)… Wish me luck!
Update: a number of folks have asked about my itinerary for Saturday. “Can I join you on the trail run? For part of the swim? On the Greenway? Can I lurk in the shadows and stalk you?” Sure! I truly didn’t anticipate folks showing that much interest, so thank you!
Here’s the day’s schedule:
-SWIM: 7am, 1.2 Miles, Kershaw Park Waterfront, Canandaigua, NY.
-MOUNTAIN BIKE: 8:30am, 56 Miles, Genesee Valley Greenway, Cuylerville, NY route 20A/39 Trailhead
-TRAIL RUN: 1:15pm, 13.1 Miles, Letchworth Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) Extension, Mt. Morris Dam Parking Lot Trailhead, Mt. Morris, NY.
All times are approximate – give or take 30 minutes – and may vary depending on the day’s conditions and/or how I’m feeling.
Please feel free to come on out an support if you so desire! I am flattered that folks are finding this inspirational enough to come along with, but I would be very remiss if I didn’t offer two extremely blunt disclaimers up front, because when I’m out on a solo and am focused in my pain cave, you really should know that:
- If you join me for any portion of my Tri, you do so on your own. I will not wait up for anyone slower and I won’t speed up for anyone faster. I might or might not be “chatty.” I probably won’t bat an eye if you get hurt, have a bike malfunction, etc. On group things I’m very gracious and friendly. On solo things I’m totally selfish. Sorry. Take it or leave it.
- This is a self-supported solo, so I cannot accept outside anything from anyone. I can’t help it if I have company on the trail, but I can’t accept outside water, energy gels, etc.