Free shoes!!! Who doesn’t love free shoes? K-Swiss is one of the sponsors for the Michigan Titanium and they graciously gave each of the MiTi Champions a free pair of shoes. They are the K-Ona C’s and super comfortable. I haven’t yet gone for a run in them yet but I have worn them around a bit to break them in. They will probably make their maiden voyage this weekend. I’m going to try wearing them sans socks to see if they can become my go-to triathlon race shoe.
Monday Night Time Trial
I did my first Rapid Wheelmen Monday Night Time Trial this past Monday. The first race of the season (on the 7th) was cancelled due to weather so this was the first one. They had a record 77 people turn out (last season’s record was 67) to race the 15 mile course in Ada. I did my warmup by biking to Ada (about 10 miles) and then hung around until the start of my race. I wasn’t sure how much my legs would be able to handle after having ridden 100 miles on Sunday. However, as the starter counted down to zero, I had a surge of energy and flew out of the gate.
I ended up finishing in 36:40 for a 24.5mph average which should set my baseline for the year. Because I biked over, I wasn’t wearing my aero helmet (I didn’t want to be THAT guy riding down the road in an aero helmet). So, I am curious as to what (if any) gains I will see next time with that.
Finally, I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Lemke in person for the first time. Great guy. We’ve chatted through Twitter/Email a bit, but this is the first time our paths have crossed. Nick is getting ready for his first Ironman this year – IMWI. Here he is cruising in for a great finish
Road Id Tan Line
It’s that time of year again. Permanent RoadId tan line time of year. I’m sure it will only get worse as the year progresses. Thankfully there hasn’t been any sun burn yet this season (knock on wood).