Try, Tri … Again?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Pine Cay Offers Restful Recovery for Resident Triathlete

It seems we have a triathlete in our ranks. Not just your run-of-the-mill “sprint” triathlete, with a mere 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run (a race this writer has attempted now and again), but an actual ironman … or in this case ironwoman. We are proud of our resident from Illinois, who managed her first race in what Wikipedia calls the “ultra-distance”, with an unfathomable 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike, and then if that isn’t enough, a 26.2 mile run. Merely writing these distances is exhausting enough. So where did she go for some R&R after the race? You guessed it; Pine Cay.

In a brief chat with her earlier this month on-island about the race, she reluctantly talks, and says, it’s “no big deal”. Case in point, she answers questions about her race time in vague terms, so we won’t tell. The discussion was eye opening. We learned there is something called “sympathy training” or more accurately, “sympathy eating”. Her significant other says he gained 8 pounds during her training! She loves Pine Cay for so many obvious reasons but her favorite thing about the secluded private island is the perfect beach.

When asked if she will return to Madison, Wisconsin again in 2014, her reply, with a curious smile, “right now I am just enjoying the fact that I don’t have to train.”

So, she paddles boards all day…