Life as a triathlete, Vehicross's and off-roading

Lightning as a motivator

While out on a ride yesterday one of Arizona’s famous monsoon storms decided to roll in. I was about 45 minutes from home when all hell decided to break loose. The sky grew dark, the wind kicked up to 30+ mph, the temp dropped from the 90’s to the low 70’s and liquid sunshine began to dump from the sky. None of that bothers me to much. But, when lightning starts popping all around you at close proximity it kind of motivates you to pick up the pace a bit so you can get some cover. My usual loop of 1:35 was completed in 1:26…this on tired legs after racing a 1/2 Ironman 4 days prior!

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