Triathlon time again! Mike was able to participate in the Iron Soldier Triathlon at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas back on Saturday, September 28th. It was a 400 meter swim, 15.5 mile bike, and ended with a 5 kilometer run.
I was stressing out because I signed Mike up for his race, instea dof having him do it. When you sign up, you are supposed to give them your swim time so that they can put you with the same people at the beginning and I totally forgot what I told them! So Mike went in with a surprise and thankfully I chose correctly! He was able to swim in the 7 minute time frame I chose for him!
As for the bike, Mike went out on transition and found out his chain was off his bike. He had to fix it really quick and then hop back on so it was off to a rocky start. He was able to have the fastest time in his category and third fastest time overall. To think what his time would have been without the chain drop!
He felt good on the run. He felt a little deceived because it went a little further than a 5k, so he was mentally done before it was officially done!
The whole “triathlon” gang that does the usual triathlons in Las Cruces were there to join in on the fun too, and as you can tell, they all received medals for their achievements! So proud of them!