What did we learn? There are some elite athletes out there. In the transition area, where competitors would change from running to biking and vice versa, they planned out how they would come to their station and change. They would ask where they would come into the area and which direction they would leave. We "note to self" those minor details and watched as they warmed up. Some competitors ran around a little bit, but few warmed up on the bike.
At the starting line, everyone was poised and ready to go. Layers of warm clothing were removed and everyone looked more streamlined. Off they went down the pavement at Prospect park and the first person would come back from the 2.1 mile run in just under 11 minutes. I was astonished. He changed and was off quickly. At the end, the winner one in an approximate time of 50 minutes after completing a distance of 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run.
|Bud P. would rather be racing|
|L to R, Eddie G, James L., Kevin C. Sam E.|
|Team Zombie Bravo's James L. pounding the pavement|
|Sam E. motivated to improve his run|
|Makeshift transition area|
|L to R Zhiyu L., Bud P. new member Adrian C. and Jane Z.|
|L to R Zhiyu L., Bud P., Adrian C. Jane Z., Joe Z. (me)|
|Juevos Rancheros post workout recovery meal|
|Hungry ass warriors|