This past weekend was “race-heavy”. There were lots of races around the country. Some notable ones? Rev3 Cedar Point (Half Rev & Full Rev), Ironman Wisconsin, Ironman 70.3 Champs in Las Vegas.
Roughly a third of my Trakkers/Rev3 teammates raced this past weekend; most of them at Cedar Point.
I’ve written before about this awesome group of folks that make up the Trakkers/Rev3 team. I mean, these folks are genuinely nice. They are caring folks. Engaged. Friendly. Despite being a geographically distributed team, I think I’m safe in saying that we all feel that we’re part of a very close-knit group. It’s been a joy for me to be part of this group for the past two seasons.
One thing I perhaps haven’t shared sufficiently is that not only are my teammates cool….they are FAST!
As I thumbed through this weekend’s race results, I realized that I am probably the slowest person on our team.
This weekend, we had one guy (Dean Sprague) go 10:32 at Rev3 CP (Full). Janet Edwards finished her full in 11:17. Four others went faster than 13 hours. A pair of teammates finished Half Rev’s in the five and a half neighborhood. Five Trakkers/Rev3 folks came out of the water within 60 seconds of each other.
Contrast those speedy times with my glacial 70.3 and 140.6 times. Do I feel “inferior”? Less part of the team? Absolutely not. Our team clearly has some fast folks on it, but being a part of this team is more than just times and results. I feel pretty darn lucky to be associated with people of such high caliber.