This weekend the Kansas City Corporate Challenge continued with the Triathlon/Duathlon events at Shawnee Mission Park. A very popular event it would appear as the parking lot and transition was completely full. I like the venue for a triathlon. The bike course is a little hilly that favors the stronger cyclist. Run course is also on the hilly side the way they run it with a nice climb once you cross the dam. If you are a strong runner this course will favor you.
They made us swim from the Marina parking lot/transition area over to the Swim Beach for the start. After that short swim I can now say I swam 5 time this year. Water temps were 76 so a wetsuit was not needed. They were allowed none the less, but my Xterra suit I got last year is way too small for me. Well, I guess it did not shrink so to be correct I am just to large for it. I tried it on Friday night and I looked like a whale with fat pushing out of the sides of the suit. Not a pretty picture.
T1 time was 1:35 which included the long run up from the lake. 28th overall T1 time out of 218 males so not bad. My poor "baby feet" as Carolynn calls them were killing me by the time I was done. I need to toughen those boys up for sure. I was sad to see the carpet end as we exited the water.
In checking the results it looks like I placed in the points paying positions for my company and earned a bronze medal in the Male 45- 49 division. We will have to see the final results for confirmation. Not a bad day for a training race. I may have to sign up for the Shawnee Mission Triathlon to redeem myself on the swim and run courses.