Just passed the Kentucky river on I-64 I passed through what would eventually be an 8-9 car accident scene due to black ice. When I went through there were 3 cars on the side of the road. They closed I-64 shortly after. Below is a photo of my friend Audrey's car & on the right side of the road is her bike. :-( She went through the area a few minutes after I did and slid off the road. Another car later came through & hit the back of her car which had her bike on it. Fortunately she is OK but her bike and car are not.
|From WKYT Facebook Page|
Back to the Triathlon. The first race of the series is a reverse triathlon, eg. Run, Bike, Swim. The distances increase for each race in the series. This first one was a 3K Run, 6 mile Bike & a 400 yard Swim. Shortly before 8AM the race director called off the bike so now we were left with a Dash & Splash.
The race started shortly after 8:30AM. The temperature warmed up enough for it to be a steady rain instead of sleet but the path was slushy. Once they cancelled the bike I changed into my swim tights. I got these at Athleta thinking they would be good in events like this as well as kayaking. I wore my tri top underneath a couple of thin tops along with gloves & an ear muff. It was only a 3K and a lot of folks were only in their tri kits. Hard core I say!
Run Time: 18m08s
No bike meant the transition was inside by the pool. For some reason I didn't get a T1 time only a Run & Swim time.
Since I was 4th to last in the pool I had clear water the entire way. Thankfully I didn't have any issues with my googles today. The swim tights were OK. I had them pulled up when I got in the pool. When I pushed off they slid down a little. Thankfully they settled there but there were a few moments that I thought I would be baring my bum to all. About halfway through the swim I got hot with them on. They were perfect on the run though.
T1 & Swim Time: 11m03s
|From Shelbyville Triathlon Facebook Page|
The location is really nice because of the shower facilities post race. Immediately after the swim I jumped in the shower. When I was getting ready I heard the announcers start the awards. I couldn't tell where they were when I walked out but then heard them say Women's 45-49 & thought 'oh well, I missed my age group'. I then heard my name called out and remembered I aged up this year. Doh! Even though my birthday isn't until December USAT uses your age on 12/31 as the age group for the entire year. I ended up winning my age group. Never mind I was the only one in my age group! Considering 46 folks showed up today & only 8 of them were women pretty much everyone won an award for showing up. The awards were a multi tool for your bike which was very cool.
Apparently I was a little excited to win...
|From Headfirst website|
|Kimberly & Me Post Awards|
|Shirt & Award|
The next race in the series is in 3 weeks. Hopefully the weather gods will be kinder to us.
How many days until Spring???