300 Yard Swim - 5:13 (minutes)
18 Mile Bike - 1:44
5K Run - 44 (minutes)
I got there early and was incredibly nervous about the transitions. Everyone I talked to was so great and helpful. And there were so many people who passed me (eek!) that gave encouragement as they passed.
That was the easy part. I even passed 2 guys on the way through AND I ended up swimming faster than my seed time! Placed 4th in my agegroup for the swimming.
There were a ton of hills and I lost my chain on about mile 9 of the bike.
The first mile of the run was killer (more hills!) but got my stride by the 3rd mile.
Burst into tears when I realized my parents were there at the finish line: I FINISHED!!
My goal for the day was 2:30, so completely stoked that I was that close.
I placed 13 out 15 in my agegroup. I placed 74 out of 79 for women. (At least I was not last!)
Thanks to RayRay for coming and showing support. (and for a great breakfast!!)
I need a new bike more condusive for these races.
Now that I finished one, I know what I need to do for the next one.
I believe that officially I am now a "Triathlete"