Tri-day the 18th

"BE SAFE OUT THERE," the race organizer said, standing in the water by the inflatable dinosaur. "Grab onto a kayak if you need a break." (He was looking at me. I know he was.) Then he gave the "go signal" and my group splashed across the starting line and out into Kent Lake for the start …

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In the Swim? Not so much, yet

WELL, THAT WAS HUMBLING. My swim class this morning, the first in an eight-week session, didn't go quite as planned. One hour into the 90-minute workout, both my calves decided they'd had enough and starting cramping. Stretching failed to help, so I hauled myself out of the water, apologized, and headed to the showers. I …

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