Not because I won.
But because all of this happened. On one day. To me.
I needed it.
Honestly, I think the details are a little monotonous. It was a sprint. We swam .46 miles and I pushed it.. came out of the water in the front of my wave. I hammered the bike (13.8 miles) and passed the one girl that was ahead of me. After that I saw no one else from the sprint. I hit the run (5K) and gave it what I could. I crossed the line, and that was it. I won the race!
|one of my favorites, Dad was a little too quick|
with the camera.. that is my foot though!
Swim: 14:23, 1:55 pace
Bike: 39:17, 19.1 mph
T2: 1:04 (this was slow, I couldn't get my bike back on the rack)
Run: 23:57, 7:44 min/mile
|favorite cycling picture ever!|
Some highlights from the race:
I think perhaps I wasn't running hard enough if I was able to scream "wooooooooooooooooo!" at the top of my lungs at all of the teammates/friends that I saw. But I just LOVE cheering them on!
I saw 2 of my favorite Train-This alums - Jeremy and Glenn before the race so I talked to them for a while (and then my parents showed up and joined us!). They are 2 of the nicest guys I know.
I made 2 new friends, Sandy and Tim, who I then facebook stalked when I got home!
My friend Matthias did his first tri in a few years - he did great!
Greg had a superb race as well!
EVERYBODY DID AWESOME!
|Greg, me, Matthias post-awards|
|lounging in the grass with Mary and Will|
|the squirrel spies the cookie, perched on Mary M's wheel|
|THE SQUIRREL GETS THE COOKIE!|