Tomorrow is my first race of the season, the First Annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon Presented by Toyota.
Tonight was a pasta dinner for all the athletes, hosted by Macca, which was the first I’ve had the opportunity to meet the champ. The pasta was unremarkable, but it was still fun to meet a bunch of athletes from all over the country. This race raised over $70,000 for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and I met some of the big contributors to that.
K-Swiss had a booth set up and the new Ultra Natural Run shoes were selling like hotcakes (I dish out cliches like samples at Costco). I’ve been training in them the past six weeks, and I’m in love. Since I started running my feet have looked like Shrek’s: all blistered with black and blue. The K-Swiss shoes are the first running shoes I’ve been able to wear without having to grow calluses where the shoe rubs funny. Well, I liked my first pair so much I wore it out by running in it for six weeks. I had a newish pair of 2130’s (Asics), so I switched back for a couple runs. Black and Blue all over again! They just didn’t feel as smooth to run in as the K-Swiss.
Katya Meyers and I did a clinic at the race expo today where we talked about transitions. We stood on stage and asked for questions for the crowd of nervous looking racers, and did our best to calm their nerves.
From here on out, I’m going to nail all my transitions.