Gravenhurst Triathlon, up in the Muskokas. This is an Olympic distance triathlon.
I wanted something between a 1/2 Iron but more than a Sprint, so this was the one. It will be my first Oly.
Cool feature of this race: it starts on a steamship! How cool is that? You get on the boat, they steamship you out onto the lake to the start.
Ouch, that swim...
The Olympic distance is a bit more swim-heavy than I would normally prefer, being a weak swimmer.
And to make matters worse, I tweaked my shoulder/back two weeks back with a fall during a mountain bike stage at the Moraine Adventure Race... and haven't been in the pool since! Two weeks with no swimming and a swim-heavy race in two weeks.
On the bright side, it's feeling much better today, so I think I will get back in the pool in the next few days.
Get through the swim, hammer out a nice bike, and run as strong of a 10k as I have in me to the finish!