Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tinman Tri

The triathlon on Saturday was a success. When I mentioned it was a fitness tri, it was totally a fitness tri. While not as organized as my first, it was totally a blast. Since it was in a pool the field went in heats. 5 heats for the women and 5 for men. Making approximately 100-120 athletes. I was in heat 2. The swim was strong and I was thankful it was in a pool rather than murky water. The bike was 4 times around the same course. Since there was two hills on the course it made for 8 hills on the bike. The run was a mile course that we had to run twice. With one wicked hill it meant we had to do it twice. Considering the hills which I had not expected I was happy with my time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 24 seconds. Within my target range. Yippee! One great part of being in an early heat was that I was able to cheer all of my friends in, which was so much fun. The group of people I have had the privilege of training with are incredible. It was so awesome to see them accomplishing their goals. Everyone finished. And as more came in the cheering got louder and louder. Great stuff.

I am currently not signed up for anymore triathlons this year but I am planning on biking the Women on Wheels event in July. If anyone is interested in joining me... 18 miles with 2 breaks along the way. YES, THIS MEANS YOU CAN DO IT!!! My son and I did it two years ago when I was TERRIBLY out of shape. So if your interested let me know.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great time! Good Job!

That bike ride sounds like fun too! Hope you are having a great summer.