The Circus Swims, then rides, then runs, then…pizza and beer

Dan Frayer South Bend Triathlon StartI was asked by the DNR staff member if I was “In State” or “Out of State” when I pulled into Potato Creek State Park near South Bend Indiana. I asked, “Does Michigan count as out of state?” He responded “definitely.”

I drove to South Bend jacked up on Kalamazoo Coffee and Ted Nugent on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

My strategy going into this event was survive the swim, Rip it on the bike and see what was left for the run.

The Swim: Mucky and warm. 800 yards. It was a triangle shaped route. I got a little off course on the way back but was happy with my time.

Dan South Bend Swim CourseThe Bike: It was my first time at Potato Creek. 2 laps of the 8-mile course was on schedule. A good mix of roots, rocks, and dust.

The Run: Stupid Hilly. A delicate balance of discomfort, tight quads, and suffering.

2 hours and 10 minutes which was good for 21st overall and 4th in my age group.

July 29 I return to my Michigan Gravel Race Series campaign in Manton Michigan.

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