Today was the Bucket List Triathlon right here in Lake Havasu City, so my buddy and I decided to do it. There was an option for a sprint (800 m swim, 20 k bike, 5 k run) or a super sprint (200 m swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run). Blake and signed up for the sprint. Cade, my 9 year old son, decided he wanted to do the super sprint at the last moment also.
It was fun to watch Cade start his race and complete his swim. 200 m was farther than I think he thought it was going to be, but he finished and started off on his bike right before our race started. Blake and I got in the water and our race began. The swim was rather uneventful, but it was definitely farther than 800 m, I'm thinking about 1200m. I transitioned to the bike with a small struggle to get off my wet suit. Blake was coming in right as I was heading out on the bike. It was a loope race so I was passing people, but couldn't tell if they were ahead of me or behind me. No one passed me on the bike though. I made a quick transition to the run.Blake was right there as I was heading out. I began the run and my right calf felt tight. I figured it would loosen up, but as I got less than half mile away my calf muscle did that thing it was doing at the end of the year. It is a sudden pain and stops me in my tracks. I stopped and decided to walk back. :(
So anyways I had to take a DNF. Blake eneded up finishing 6th overall and 2nd in his AG. I figure I would have been 3rd or 4th overall if not for the injury.
Cade finished, got 2nd in his AG, and had a blast.