Tuesday, June 26, 2012
First Open Water Sprint
When my sweet friend Jill said she had an extra entry into the Dilettanten Tri a few weeks ago I knew I needed to TRI to make it happen. Swimming and biking is very new to me and I really needed to get in the open water before Rev3 Portland. I had no idea what was to come...(excuse the Tammy Faye Baker eye. I had a leaky goggle...oops) So many things to remember. Transition was a bit stressful, trying to be sure I had everything prepped and ready. I felt pretty good during the swim. Yes I did get a few elbows and kicks but it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was really happy with my sighting. I stayed right on track and was able to hit my marks well. When I ran out of the water to get to the bike I was smiling. Yay! The swim was over. I made it out of my wet suit and grabbed my shoes and helmet. I was off! It was a bit scary and people kept passing me. I don't really get biking. I am moving my legs as fast as they will go but I am yet I am not moving as fast as I need to be. I really just wanted the bike to end. My buddy Jill whizzed past me and shouted something but I couldn't hear her. I just smiled and waved. When I was in transition getting ready to run I FINALLY found out what she was trying to tell me. My sunglasses were sticking straight up in the air on my helmet. UGH! Hello dork! I am surprised that with ALL the people that passed me that no one let me know! I can't wait to see the pics..between my racoon eyes and glasses it should be comical. Running was tough but dreamy all the same. My Garmin was acting weird so I just starting running. Little did I know I was running a 7:40 pace with hills. It felt like I was running through mud..and a bit wobbly. I focused on my breathing(no iPods)and finished strong. When I finally made it to the finish I was so happy! Of course I was tired and wondering how in the world I would ever be able to survive an OLYMPIC! I am so happy that Jill will be there with me (well she will be ahead of me somewhere, but there all the same) I am also pumped that my friend Marnee with be there doing the HALF! SMILE!! P.S. Jill WON first place in her division! Holla!! Some stats: Swim 9:09 (very happy with this) Bike 58.55 (not so happy) Run 23:45 (happy) It was a whirlwind trip. It was a blessing to hang with Jill and be able to just share and talk. I love how God works! Back on the road...I knew that I would be back in a week for Seattle Rock N Roll. Sorry for the random formatting. I think blogger needs and upgrade!