Concerts and tris don’t mix

It’s hard to turn down Phish tickets, so when your brother shows up in town with an extra lawn “seat” you tend to take it. Even if you have a sprint tri the next morning.fishman_vacuum

It’s equally hard not to have a beer or three and impossible to not breathe in all the smoke around you. I was at least able to respectfully decline a hit from the most prepared concert goers I have ever come across in my life. But that’s another story. I even got to see Fishman do his vacuum solo!

Well, in hindsight, that all was a bad idea.

First, I set my alarm for PM instead of AM. Amazingly, I woke up in time to throw on my tri suit and run out the door to my (thankfully) already packed car. I raced to Oswego and beat the packet pickup cutoff by minutes.

I believe I died once while swimming, taking 11:22 to swim 600 yards. Hungover with a contact high will do that to you.

I slightly recovered for my bike and run and came in a respectable 7th in my age group.

Swim T1 Bike T2 Run AG Place Finish
11:22.5 01:23.5 40:21.2 01:23.1 26:11.7 7 01:20:42