I raced Around the Bay on the weekend. Race went really well. I had a plan to take it easier than I normally would through 10k and then pick it up from there. I feel like I was able to nail the plan and I finished strong in 1:56:38. Also, really happy ‘the hill’ was back this year. Lisa had a great race too, finishing in 2:06:39. Thanks to Robyn for the finish video, and congrats on your first 5k!
TT and triathlon bikes are awesome, but damn can they be expensive. This week I give you a look at my tri bike, a 2008 Pinarello FT1. It’s my current, first, and only TT bike that I bought in 2012 for $1100 on Kijiji. She had her left shifter and front derailleur amputated last year, but I’ve grown to love the 1x setup. She lacks the sex appeal of a lot of the bikes you’ll find in you’re LBS, but just because she’s old doesn’t mean she’s slow.
Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto
Sunday was the Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5k. It was my second time doing this race. I really like doing 5k’s as a test of fitness. Anyone who say’s a 5k is easy isn’t running it fast enough! It’s a different pain than a marathon, but hurt’s in it’s own way. I was a little slower than last year, but happy with the result.
This past weekend was my birthday, and I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather do than 100x100m in the pool. Laura, Lisa and Peter joined me, and three and a half hours later we had completed it. Peter and I paced the set together which really helped pass the time. The Strava link to our swim is below. The next day Lisa and I headed to the bike show. We left empty handed but ran into some friends and got to see some really cool exhibits.