The Planner Guy, still on his quest to become Ironman Bob completed his third triathlon this weekend, The Flagstaff Mountain Man Sprint.
Here he is securing his Kestrel in the Element the evening before the event.
And here he is with our friend Dave at the start of the first portion of the triathlon, the swim segment. The swim is the toughest portion of the Bob's training.
Like many triathletes, he struggles with open water swimming due to crowding at the start that results in getting kicked and knocked about by other swimmers and panic attacks brought on by cold water, often too murky to see the bottom.
Bob joined a master swim group last year though, and that's very much helped build his endurance and his confidence. Here's a few highlights from the day:
|Bob at the staging area.|
|Transition from swim to bike.|
|View from the shore.|
|Re-entering staging area post bike.|
|Bob at the Finish!|
|Mountain Man Bob!|