|My first triathlon finish ('09)|
In 2010 I did several sprints including my first open water triathlon. This year I stepped it up the distance and I completed my first International Triathlon on August 6th. Since this was my main focus I wanted Tri for Sight to be a fun race not to mention I was a little tired of the pool swim. I still can't believe in just over 2 years I went from not being able to swim 3 strokes to preferring open water swims! If I can do it, anyone can!
|Nina's first triathlon finish ('10)|
Nina came up with the fabulous team name, Tres Chic. Get it? Kinda like Tri Chick! That is exactly how she said it to me too since I am pretty dense sometimes.
|Tres Chic at Packet Pick up|
|Tres Chic carbo loading, aka Pizza & Beer!|
|Tres Chic in transition|
|A happy Nina out of the pool|
I hadn't been on the bike since Lake Logan which was 4 weeks ago due to an groin issue. I was also a little nervous about how it would ride since I had the cables replaced about 2 weeks ago but hadn't ridden it since getting it back. I did put it on the trainer briefly Saturday morning to make sure it was shifting OK which it seemed to be doing. Unfortunately, I didn't think to check out my computer on Saturday. It was dead for the race so no cadence info for me. I did remember to start my Garmin so I could at least see my average speed.
I can't tell you how nice it was to start the bike leg early. Usually, by the time I get on the bike the entire transition area is empty. I was able to see all the leaders go by on the bike which was pretty cool. Since I was out pretty early on the bike there were only a few people I could pass & I was passed by a few people. There were 2 guys that I exited out of transition with & we passed each other several times on the course. I could climb better than them but they would pass me back on the flats/down hills. I think we passed each other at least 5 times. They came up to me after the race & I found out they were a father/son team which I thought was really cool.
|Me coming back in|
I started my garmin after I mounted the bike so it is a little short of the actual time. My official time was 1h4m12s for 18.9 miles although my Garmin said 19.0. I did it 1.2 mph faster than last year.
|Tonya putting on the chip|
I racked my bike & handed off the timing chip to Tonya who was ready to run.
|I wish I could be that happy when I run|
In less than a minute Tonya was out on the run course. We hung out in transition for awhile watching people come & go. After awhile I decided to go wait for Tonya along the run course.
|Tonya's first Triathlon relay finish '11|
After I saw her I headed back to the finish line. Tonya ran the 4 miles in 41m53s.
|Tres Chic at the finish!|
|Tres Chic with our 3rd place awards!|