I did this race last year and had a major fail. I got to the dismount line of the bike and could not get unclipped from my pedals and fell over pulling a muscle in my thigh and busting up my knee. It slowed me down a bit for the run but I still came in 4th in my age group. So close to a podium finish yet so far away. Ughhhh!
This year my swim has gotten faster and my bike has gotten even faster yet I wasn't running so the run would be what it would be. Coach Brooks gave me my marching orders earlier in the week and gave me my splits (53:30 overall time). Also, he said I would be on the podium. No pressure! My husband was also in agreement that I would make it on there there this year. Damn pressure on the home front too!
|Swim Bike Mom. Sophie and me before the start.|
|Heather, myself, Flat Ron Burgandy, Hot Rod Red pre-race.|
|Running out of the swim. My poor foot-ouch!|
|I LOVE my bike!|
|Finished! Look at that heel strike-so bad!|
|Guess no one else wanted to get there award but me.|
I need to give a shout out to my home girls Heather for shaving 12 minutes off her time from last year and Hot Rod Red for moving up in her age group and overall standings from last year. You ladies rock and I am so glad to get to train with you all on a weekly basis!
Until next time, CHEERS!