Mateo and Daddy


Hi, I'm Mark Rios. I'm a triathlete from Northern California. I don't do triathlons to set records. I just do them to stay in shape within my domain of work and family. Before I found triathlon working out was a bit of a chore. But triathons are interesting and keep life interesting because they are simple, yet beautifully complex. In this sport your workouts are different every single day, which is great because it minimizes the chance of burnout and reduces the risk of injury. Also, in my opinion as of current triathlon is still mainly a science and in its infancy. There's still a lot we don't know. So in terms of being sport, it's still evolving (for example a female professional is on course to be just as fast as the fastest male professional triathletes). But my favorite thing about the sport is that it attracts really great people from all walks of life and of all colors. The cliche, "you can't judge a book by its cover", is so true in triathlon. Never have I ever before in my life enjoyed the company of others from so many varied backgrounds. I'm constantly amazed at who participates in this sport. From the stay at home mom to the 80 year old nun. It's just filled with people of great character, those who will amaze you, and make you question your assumptions on life, reality, and what the human body is capable of.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Photos and Videos from EDH Tri Club Mock Tri, June 12, 2010

One mile swim, twenty five mile bike, six mile run at 8 am, for pleasure, for pain, for six pack abs? Yes sir, may I have an other? For those not in the know the following documents a mock triathlon put on by Kari Duane, coach of El Dorado Hills Triathlon Club.  This was at Beals Point off of Folsom-Auburn Road, on Lake Folsom.  I was the man with the camera at this event. And though my hand was killing 
from a bike accident, I managed to keep it together, both on the camera and while deeply wishing I was participating.

Much Love,
Club Rios


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