There’s no crawling in triathlon!

Triathlon has it’s rules, just like any sport. In the US, any race will be using the USA Triathlon Rulebook, or a modification of those rules. And most of them are pretty well understood. No drafting in the cycling leg, but you can draft when you swim. No personal music devices at any times. Wear your helmet whenever on a bike or be disqualified. Don’t do drugs. And so forth.

But here’s one that was a bit of a surprise. Continue reading

Through the Looking Glass

I recently ran my first road race in over 25 years. Now, technology has certainly advanced a great deal in the past quarter century, and as an engineer I should probably not be amazed by this. But the truth is, having a mindset of someone who was happy to have a gas station map to get to his previous most recent race, the experience was pretty much indistinguishable from magic.

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