I've been a swimmer all my life.
I'm more comfortable in the water
than I am on land.
But I've never paddled a SUP
...and only paddled a kayak once or twice.
So when I finished the open water swim
at the XTERRA French River Triathlon
I stayed in the water.
Keeping out of the way of the paddlers,
I stayed close enough to their course
to capture these photos.
Look at them go!
After paddling two laps of the lake,
they will mountain-bike and then run
winding trails through these New England hills.
XTERRA French River Triathlon
in Oxford, MA (June 28, 2014).