Sunday, July 17, 2011

EVERGREEN SPRINT TRIATHLON

Yesterday was my first race of the year. It was important to me to see where I am at in my Iron training. I was not nervous at all. My thoughts were that if I was nervous for a sprint that I should have not signed up for an Ironman.

I love this race. It is so well done and I have done it for the last 3 years. One of the reasons that I love the course is that the bike is 24.6mile which is unusual for a sprint. The bike is my best section.

The race is open water. With the water temperatur being 83 degrees-there were not wetsuits allowed. I was glad to be doing the sprint not the Olympic. The swim(500) was uneventful but slow. When I got to transition there was my BFF Snips, it was her first open water! I headed out on the bike. There was no wind at all. The wind turbines were not moving. I felt like I was really moving. I love the rolling hills. Quickly I was back to transition. I averaged 18.6 mph. So HAPPY! Then to the run. My run has been slow and my stomach was upset. I had to make a pit stop then felt better. I ran the entire 3 miles.

I felt great after the race and was suprised to get 2nd in my age group!!

I now know where I am at in my training. Much more focus needed on my swim. Next up-Pigman Half Iron on August 21.

Waddling through 2011.........

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats on a race well done and the 2nd in AG!

Train on!

Joe said...

Hey, hey!! Good for you!! Hope the training keeps going well.

So cool to get an AG award...feels nice, eh??

Michelle said...

Thinking of you...did it happen?

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