After a tough week of wildfires in San Diego, I made the last minute decision (at about 9pm Friday night) to head to Tempe, AZ this weekend with Marty and Jay to watch Jay do the SOMA 1/2 Iron Triathlon. Jay was using this as a course preview for IMAZ and to get used to racing at a longer distance.
Since I wasn't racing, that meant that I was resident photographer. Here are some pics I took...
Race Morning Pre-Swim Start
Water Level Action Capture
By far, my favorite picture (oh, it's someone nearing the finish of the swim)
Rounding the final buoy
Some dude who looked fast
Jay on his bike
Good for this guy for doing a triathlon!
The inevitable peloton of a 2 race (there was an olympic tri too) on a 3 loop bike course:
a really cool yellow bike
Looking through a street scene
Someone really happy to be almost done with the bike
Jay, halfway through his run (walk), saying "F%&k it, I am jumping in the water to cool off before tackling the second half of the run (walk)" Gurujan Dourson would be so proud
A "race official" to check and see if Jay was OK
Stretch it out Jay
Big ups to Jay for finishing his first half ironman!!!!!!!