Saturday, September 23, 2006

Duathlon Niagara on the lake and a mix of thoughts..

When your bike and helmet are like this:


And your run gears are these:


And you finish with your friends like these....


You know you had a good race.

I was wearing the Tigger ears at the end and everyone was yelling 'Go Tigger'. I ran way too hard in the beginning. My first run pace was 3:46 min/km (6:00 min/mile!). Woah, now I know how Steven feels. I cramped hard on both calves on the bike when I was dismounting (ouch). The second run kept it steady. I will give a full report later...

Right now, my mind is occupy with something more serious. Len, my photographer who was planning to go with me to Niagara, his grandma passed away over the weekend.

I am sadden to hear this. There is a friend's b-day tonight and I am not in the mood to go. I wil probably stop by say hi and leave. It just hurts when your friend is mourning. He had to talk to his cousin so he bailed out on coming with me this weekend. I am glad he was home when the news reached him.

This is a weird post. A mix of positive and negative emotions.....

Proof that I did wore those ears.

11 comments:

nancytoby said...

Your rock! I used to have ears for my riding helmet, but I think I threw them away, darn it. I could have used them on my bike helmet!!!

Habeela said...

Those ears are hysterical! I'm sorry to hear about your friend's grandmother though.

TriSaraTops said...

I love the ears!!! Very funny!

anners said...

Nice ears :P

I am sorry's to hear about Len's grandmother :(

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!!! 6:00 minute miles!!! On the Bike or Running?

Awesome!!!

Steven said...

Nice job, Cliff!

Now the secret is to run just a little further at 6/m pace then this time the next time you run a race. Then a little further the next race...see how it works?!

You'll be tearing up courses at 6/m pace in no time!

Jeremy said...

Great ears! By the way, thanks for the congrats note you left on my blog.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Glad to see you managed to squeeze in a good SERIOUS race. :)

I like the bike bags on the MPV. Shows real dedication to the bike - just becoz it has to go outside doesn't mean it's got to get wet.

Always tough to be with grieving friends. I think most times all we need to do is to just listen and be there.

Must say I enjoyed the canadian 1/2 ironman videos too. :)

Redpiper said...

You're cool. When I did the Disney Olympic Tri last year I wore Mickey ears on the run!

Shelley said...

love the ears!! You rock!!

Rae said...

I love the ears, you have so much fun with your races and isn't that what matters??

Sorry to hear about your friend's grandmother.