fitness · triathalon · Zwift

Read, Race, Write: Sam’s weekend triathlon

Read

Eternity Martis is speaking at Guelph tonight, an event co-sponsored by the College of Arts and the Guelph Black Students Association. I read her book when it first came out but quickly. Over the weekend I read it again in preparation for the event. The book is an important reminder of how much racism shapes the experiences of our Black students and a wake-up call about how much post-secondary education needs to change.

Left: They said this owuld be fun, by Eternity Martis. Right: A poster announcing Martis’ talk at Guelph tonight.

Race

On Saturday afternoon I broke with my Saturday is a rest day thing and took part in a women’s race series. See A challenge every Saturday in March for the women of Zwift. That felt okay because my Thursday and Friday races were derailed by technical difficulties. An actual flat tire in a virtual race!

Here’s the race:

Challenge  1 (TT) Saturday 6th March  – iTT Tempus Fugit (1 lap) Length:17.3 km (10.7 miles)/ Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)  

“We start the Iceni women’s race series with 20 km iTT, to test your power as we take you to the Watopia Desert, as you go full on speed enjoy the landmarks such as the Cliff dwellings, the oasis, Dinosaurs fossils, Waterfall and Saddle springs!”

I landed somewhere in the middle of my category but it was hard work and it felt good to be racing with other women. Usually I’m riding and racing with men, and that’s fun too.

Write

Finally, I’m also racing to finish a paper on women, ethics and aging.

Wish me luck!

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