What is a Louisville Landshark? If you are not familiar with the local multisport club, let me tell you a little about it. Once a small group of less than 20 athletes, the club now hovers around the 300 mark. The club has lots of group activities that not only involve swimming, biking and running, but also socializing, eat and drinking! Not to mention all of the wonderful discussions that are ongoing at the club’s Facebook page. It’s a great group of people and this end-of-season race is designed to bring the club together to cap off the year. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces at this race!
The race has both a Sprint Distance and an Olympic Distance option. I had planned on doing the Olympic Distance, but once I made contact with the Athletes in Tandem organization my plans changed. The last minute details are still being worked out, but I am very excited to be racing the Sprint distance race with a disabled athlete. Through my work over the years with the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, I have a special place in my heart for children with disabilities and I feel very privileged that this opportunity has come my way.
I’ve pushed my own kids in a jogging stroller before, but I have never swam while pulling a raft or ridden my bike with a trailer hooked on the back – so I have no idea what to expect come Sunday morning. What I do know is that it will be a great experience and I will be inspired by my fellow athlete.
I can’t wait to let you know how everything goes. Be on the lookout for a race report next week!
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