Sooo, I finished this tri about a month ago, on September 19th. This is the first tri I've done where I haven't had anyone come to watch. *sniff-sniff*. So the reason I'm so late in posting is because I was waiting for the photographers free finish line picture to be ready. It's finally here, and here ya go...
I'm leaning forward cuz I'm about to do a cartwheel. That's right. I'm livin on the edge.
This was a great TRI. I loved that I could just wake up in my own bed, drive a few miles down the road, and race. I love these ones that are so close to home! And the Daybreak area is just so gorgeous, the course was beautiful. The swim was supposed to be in the lake at Daybreak (it's a man made lake), but they were having reports of some kind of roundworm, so they had to move the swim to their tiny outdoor pool. They had us do 3 lengths in a 25 meter pool. Are you kidding me? I was in the pool for like a minute. I felt sorry for swimmers on the relay teams. Then we had to run a mile to the transition area. So the total of the swim, stopping to put on your shoes, and then the 1 mile run to transition was our "swim time". The bike was pretty tough. It was a false flat all the way out, and there were some pretty tough hills, but it made for a great time on the way back! I was literally shouting out "wheeee and whoooo" on the way back. It was a blast! The run was fantastic. Nice and flat. The course ran around the Daybreak Lake, one lap for Sprint, and 2 for Olympic.
This was my second attempt at the Olympic Distance Tri, and it went a LOT better than my first at Jordanelle in August. I felt great on the run, didn't stop, only slowed down for aid stations, and finished in 2:40:16, 11th in my age division.
Bike (21 miles): 1:24:09
Run (6.32 miles): 1:01:02
I can't wait to race this one again.