|Monkey girl while mommy and daddy race|
Run 1: 3.3 miles
The men start in heat 1 and women in heat 2 3 minutes later so I always make it my goal to pass as many men as I can. This year it 25 men with Matt being the 18th one I passed. This course is set as a 3 mile run, but anyone who has done a race with this organization knows that things are never as planned. Finally about 1 mile in I am feeling awake and no longer considering finding a tree to curl up under for a nap. I was feeling so tired that I decided against the warm up run and instead took my run as it came. Good news the leg felt great, the time not so great 24:13
|Trying Run 1 without a hat|
Not bad but need to work on my ability to drink on the bike to avoid the need to stand in transition and drink.
Bike: 14.25 miles
I have been complaining about my shifting forever, I have a basic road bike and need to upgrade. Well today I spent the first few miles dealing with clunking shifting until I finally made it through all the gears and things popped back into place. But for awhile I was limited to a couple gears. The course is pretty flat but tough: a lot of sharp turns, bumpy road, riding over a dam and up/down curbs. Matt passed me a couple miles in on his new P3 and I kept riding near iPod guy, seriously an iPod while biking is bad enough but during a race! I once again survived riding over the river which I hate. Depsite all the extra biking this year I managed a 49:50, not what I was hoping, but I did pass a few people! I need to become a stronger cyclist, any suggestions? I do spin weekly and try to get on the bike another couple days a week.
|Matt coming into the finish with a high 5!|