Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Boulder Kids' Triathlon

Perfect weather greeted over 400 kids early Saturday morning at the Boulder Resevoir for the 11th annual Boulder Kids' Triathlon! It was a busy weekend of triathlon racing in and around Boulder with the kids event Saturday morning, 5430 Long Course Half IM Sunday morning and the ITU Continental Cup just outside of Boudler Sunday afternoon. I was stoked to watch the Fit to Tri group complete their first triathlon. They were both excited and nervous for their first race, but definitely ready for some fun. After meeting the group outside transition Beth and I helped them get sorted in transition. Kayla & JJ were both racing in the last wave with the other 14 year-0lds and John was in the second to last wave with the 10-11 year-olds. They looked very race-ready sporting their FastForward Sports technical tee & visors compliments of Scott with FastForward Sports! After explaining the flow of T1 & T2 we all made our way down to the beach to kick it and watch the little ankle biters (3-5 year-olds) get after it. Our kids were most nervous about the swim, but ready for the challenge. Beth & I chuckled as all three used the dolphin dive technique we taught them in our open water swim for both the start and exit of the swim. They all finished their races in fine fashion with smiles on their faces :) I am crazy proud of their efforts and hope to have the opportunity to work with them next year!

I am waiting for pics from Beth and will post when they are ready.

Keep it smooth...

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