I'm not really one to write race reports anymore as I don't usually have much to say that I think would be helpful to people. However, this race was different. Much, Much different.
In general, I don't do triathlons in the winter-mainly because I really don't like training on my bike trainer for hours on end. But when friends suggested Cuba (Baby!), I couldn't resist.
I've never had a strong urge to go to Cuba, not out of disinterest but because it's been off limits that I just never thought much about it. As for the race itself, the times from the last several years put my slowest time at a HIM in contender for the podium.
So we registered. When all was said and done, we had 11 folks from DC and NYC coming. 8 athletes and 3 sherpas. Unlike other trips, we all did a lot of research and chose our location close to the race start (it's a two transition race). Wisest. Move. Ever. Cabs are plentiful but the prices vary widely. Add a bike to that and, well...