Monday, May 3, 2010

Beginnings of a triathlon

This is the new site for the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, which will be held June 20th. I'm on the race committee responsible for the swim portion, and this past weekend a few folks and myself went out to set up the swim course. The race director does a really nice thing for the community, in that he gets the swim buoys in place by early May; and leaves them out all summer (vandals notwithstanding) for the use of local swimmers. He also runs a few open water swim clinics leading up to the race.

Here's a closer view of the beach area where the swim starts, and if you squint you might be able to see a couple of the yellow buoys out there. I really like this new beach start for the swim, and am looking forward to the swim clinics and the race.

I'll have a couple more posts related to the preparation and setup for the triathlon, as I think it's interesting to see how it all comes together. It's amazing how much work actually goes into putting on a triathlon... these race directors really have to love the sport!

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