This is the longest triathlon I've completed and I think it's going to stay that way for a while. It was great to challenge myself, but the reality check is that I'm just not that committed to tri training and I was paying for that 'lack of commitment' during the very hilly bike ride.
That being said, when all is said and done, I'm really nothing but proud of this and a few years ago, none of this would have even crossed my mind, so I guess there's always that. Also, the parents and the boyfriend came out to cheer me on and none of them seemed to care that I wasn't as quick on the bike or swim. I think we can call that support. :) One more thing, I ran 10 min miles for the run and I'm going to say I'm pretty darn proud that I could pull that off for 5.3 miles after a half mile swim and a 21 mile bike!
|That bruise is actually from before the race... but I think it makes me look pretty hard core anyway.|
|Cheerleaders (ie Mom and Dad)|
YWCA Womens Tri
Love this Tri! Beat my time last year by over 5 mins (1:40:45), despite 'slacking' on the swim (I was slower by a whole 2 seconds from last year). I really enjoy this tri, the distances are manageable, the course is mostly flat and it's an un-intimidating crowd. I think I'll keep coming back to it.
|Me and my favorite Race Photographer|
|It doesn't look like I'm moving, but I am.|
|The expression on my face says "I just want this over."|
Womens ROCK half
Totally a fun half! This is a was desired repeat race from last year. My not so public goal was to finish in 2:08, but I knew that was aggressive. However, I was actually on pace until about mile 10, which is when my knee pain really started to kick in. I kept pushing though and still did well and got a PR at 2:11:33, or a 10:03 pace. Also, my 10K split here was 60:13, which would also have been a PR - how cool is that!