Sunday, November 1, 2009
Red Man Triathlon
It had rained all weekend and Hefner had risen a foot from Saturday to Sunday morning. The buoys floated away and had to be retrieved before we could start our race.
I signed up for the Newby Wave which means we were all beginner swimmers.That was good and bad. We all swam the same pace like a little school fo fish around the course. The swim took me forever! I looked at my watch to see that was the worst swim I had done all season. I jumped on my bike and thought I better pedal FAST! I had a lot of time to make up for. I had my best time and speed on the bike leg and was very happy with it. The run was 2 minutes shorter than my other runs. I finished the sprint in 1 hour 46 minutes. I was 9th in my age division.
After the race, Susan and my mom and I popped open the chardonnay and celebrated. We had brunch at LaBagutte and I discovered the swim portion was 750m. All the other races I have done (all 2) were 500m. So that is why it took me so long to do the swim! Susan made fun of me for not reading the race information.
I had a great time and look forward to training this winter for next year. I have had so much fun this summer. Triathlons remind me of being a kid when I swam at the neighborhood pool, rode my bike and ran all over the place.