Until my fourth event for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. I'm really looking forward to the Seagull Century up on Maryland's eastern shore next weekend. In addition to my wonderful TNT teammates, SanDee J and Deanna B are signed up for the ride. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a sunny weekend!
Meanwhile, I trekked up to the eastern shore this past weekend to cheer on/support Rick and the TRIgirls taking part in the Cheseapeakeman aquavelo. As usual, the Choptank river lived up to her name and provided lots of waves, current and even some jellyfish. However, a 16-year old from Baltimore (who swims with Michael Phelps) made the swim look easy as he crushed the swim in 48 minutes. Amazing.
From what I could tell, the bike ride may have been even windier than usual as a storm front was moving in. I asked Rick, once he had finished the 112-mile bike course, if the ride felt easy after doing Ironman Lake Placid. His response, "Hell no!" He said he missed the descents of Lake Placid, which for fearless Rick, provided a break. He also mentioned that hilly courses do allow a wider variety of leg muscle groups to share the workload. Needless to say, the gang finished the aquavelo feeling much more confident about their upcoming Ironman races.
On another note - healing wishes to Mary T who took a spill on her bike...