The Starting Line
Head out to Mahomet this weekend for its annual half-marathon and 5K. Get ready for the Crazy K the next weekend. And there are lots of races to choose from during Labor Day weekend.
Here’s the info:
Weekend of August 20-21:
— Mahomet Half-marathon and 5K
I’ve always wanted to ride the C-U Across the Prairie, but every year I have some commitment that keeps me from doing it. It’s no different this year. Wish I could ride it, but for those who will be out there, have fun.
It’s not the only ride this weekend. There’s also a couple of tris and several 5Ks.
Here’s the list.
Elizabeth Wensel is at Sholem Aquatic Center every morning, 10 minutes before it opens at 6:30 a.m., and the lap lane at the far end of the pool belongs to her for the hour-plus it takes her to swim her mile.
The 76-year-old has been swimming regularly for almost two decades, but about six years ago, she stepped it up.
If you aren’t signed up to do the Champaign Park District’s Mini-Tri on Saturday, come out and cheer on the participants. The swim gets started at 7:30 a.m. at Sholem Aquatic Center, and you can watch folks bike and run around Centennial Park.
Here’s the rest of the action this weekend and next:
Weekend of August 6-7:
— Run for Raley
Anybody else doing one of the Springfield tris this weekend? How about a century bike ride in McLean County? There’s a couple 5Ks to choose from as well.
Here’s the list:
Weekend of July 30-31:
— Springfield Tri Fest
The Iron Abe Olympic Triathlon and the Stoneman Sprint Triathlon are on Saturday in Springfield.
One of the goals I set for myself this summer was to learn how to change a flat on my bike.
Pretty basic stuff, but I’m not really much of a cyclist. My biking consists of doing the minimum amount of training I need each summer to get from zero to being able to finish the bike portion of a triathlon.