Monday, April 13, 2009


Well, we're one short month away from our first race of the season - an extended sprint in Galena, Illinois (northwest of Chicago) - which just also happens to be the first tri I ever...well, tried. This was back in 2003 (yikes, how time flies...). We were ready to do it again in 2004, but the race was cancelled on race morning due to bad weather. We haven't been back since, but it's a great start-of-the-year race - short, with a hilly bike course, and beautiful scenery.
Reading other blogs has got me itchy to start racing, and May 16 can't come fast enough.
This weekend's training was great, although the chilly temps and (relatively) short distances kept us from going out to the suburbs. Saturday we ran along the lakefront for an hour, and Sunday was a two-hour ride along the same (but windier) lake path. We're into week 9, and we gain an hour of training time. I'm swimming at lunch today.
Hope y'uns had a good weekend.


  1. May 16 is soon! I know what you mean, I can't wait for my next race. I love the training but racing is definitely the reward.

  2. Very happy to see that you are preparing for the Galena Triathlon/Duathlon! We are incredibly busy preparing for the big day on May 16th. As this is our 14th annual, we look forward to hosting you and hundreds of other athletes here in our neck of the woods. From your friendly Triathlon/Duathlon hosts... the Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB.