When I saw HFP Racing announce they were going to hold a triathlon there for the first time, I knew I wanted to sign up! I did the mini distance last September at Portage Lakes and figured I would try sprint this year. 750 meter swim, 20 k bike, and 5 k run. Sounded like a good idea in January when I signed up at least! As the date approached I just felt my swimming was still verrrrry weak. I swam at least once a week all winter / spring and then everyday once summer hit and I could swim in our pond. I still couldn't go 50 meters without being out of breath. I took the open water swim clinic they had the day before and it eased my mind a bit (I wasn't as bad as I thought when comparing myself to the others) but I still was nervous about how far it was and more importantly how bad I would do. I set the goal of being top 50% in my age group.
Swim time plus time it took to trudge up a loooong steep, muddy trail (mostly walking per advice from others) = 16:41. I definitely side stroked just as much as front crawl. It seemed to keep me in the ballgame though so I can't complain. Lots of improvement can be made here though!
Bike section was rumored to be realllllly hilly, including a climb over a mile in length, but I didn't think it was bad at all! Time = 43:06 (avg 17.3 mph). It rained the whole time so I braked a lot on down hills and turns since the roads were slick.
Run was way more hilly than my jelly legs wanted it to be. Time = 27:30.
My total time was 1:29 which gave me 2nd in my age group. I was happy!
|green swim cap. nick took the photo when I was actually swimming right!|
|up a long trail towards transition|
|I must have been going so fast, it was a blur ha|
Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.
Sri Gita Govinda
-A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna
-An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
Ananda Vrindavan Campu
-This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.
Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)
Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love
And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:
The Meeting in the Box
The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor
The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer
The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu
And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49
Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:
The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or "The Hare Krishna Movement" as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.
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