So, I hinted at it yesterday, but Sunday’s triathlon was a success. The pre-race nerves and early morning jitters were so unnecessary in the end…but I am one to get worked up about even the silliest of things!
Let’s start before the race. 5 a.m. wake-up call, coffee, and toast with peanut butter. And then we were off! The transition area was open until 6:45, and there was a long line to get numbers written on us and our stuff set up. Once we were set up, we waited a bit until it was meeting pre-race meeting time.
That’s us pre-race. Trav’s bro, Trav, myself, and my bestie Melissa.
After the meeting, we all headed down to the beach. The boys were the first wave to go, as they were competing in the duathlon. And then it was my turn!
I was worried about getting in and out of the water, but it wasn’t AS terrible as I thought. I really loved the swimming part, and I was the second one of my wave out of the water!
That’s me second from the left, pumping the arms like a hardcore triathlete!
First girl triathlete out of transition! And then it was on to the bike! The bike was BRUTAL on the first half. The headwind was outrageous, and it was such a relief to turn around and head back on the course. It was incredible how much different the first half was from the second. I definitely got passed by a lot of people on this part!
The run was much better than I had anticipated. I wasn’t sure I would even be under 10 minute miles, but my first mile was almost under 9! I was very impressed with my splits after all of the other parts of the race . I did get passed a lot, but we all know that if anything, swimming is my best leg.
Here’s us after the race! With our finisher medals and visors…that are oh so cute by the way .
As you could tell from yesterday’s teaser, I ended up getting 3rd place in my age group, and got an additional medal. Most importantly though, I got free frozen custard!
Here’ are my splits in case you were curious!
I definitely think I may be addicted to triathlons now. Too bad the season is practically over. I think that will be my new race of choice …maybe a half Ironman one day?? Only time can tell!
Special congrats to my fellow finishers, and of course a huge thanks to Erin for being our official photographer!
What’s your favorite race? Have you ever done a triathlon or duathlon?