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Life in Sun City

Spending my first week of vacation in Sun City Center Florida. My sister lives on a small lake so I got in a bit of open water swimming on a couple of occasions. Also, brought the road bike with me for a little cycling in the heat. Hit the pool here today for some standard swim work as well. Need to visit the beach a couple of times for some of my favorite running. Maybe catch a sunset at the same time. Enjoyed the sleeping in as well. I'll try to get some video up later this week.

Hoosierman Triathlon, a Touch of Purgatory

Hoosierman came around again this year at Lake Monroe Bloomington area. Last year it was a sprint tri only. Just for more fun, race director Andre gave us the Olympic Distance option, or about twice the fun. Well … on paper that is.

Seeing how I’m focusing on Olympic distance racing this year, I opted for the longer one and lined up Sunday morning with my protégé Ethan Page. Ethan is 19, swims much better than I ever can, and runs like I used to in my prime. My only chance of hanging with Ethan was to build a big lead on the bike. More on that later.

Jacob decided to go with me, so we set off a little after 5 AM for Bloomington with a stop by the Pages house. Ethan, Ron and Ethan’s girlfriend also came which made a nice group for the day.

The race got delayed 45 minutes or so due to the crazy storm that came through the night before. No big deal except that it was going to be a hot steamy day, so later means hotter. I went in the last wave with the 45+ guys. Thankfully my …