Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010 Tri For the Cure

So, the craziest thing I did this summer was join almost 3,000 other women at Tri For the Cure.

This is the transition area for Waves 1-5. I was in Wave 12, so there were at least 2 other sections that looked exactly like this.

The swim area was beautiful, especially early in the morning before the race started. The swim portion was 1/2 of a mile. There were 5 of those big triangle buoys and we swam 3 sides of a rectangle around them.The bike portion was 11.2 miles. Here I am crossing the bike finish.
The run portion was a 5K. I struggle with the run portion so I was very glad to finish!!I received a medal for finishing!

I was so proud of my time. My official goal was 3 hours and I was really hoping to finish in 2 1/2. I ended up finishing in 1 hour, 55 minutes. I was very proud of myself, and amazed at the difference adrenaline and not liking being passed made! I finished the swim and bike faster than I ever dreamed, and did the fastest time possible for me on the run.

It was quite a high to finish and finish well. If you have ever thought about doing one, I say go for it! It was worth the effort. Even if I did gain 6 pounds while training - which was totally not fair.

My next fitness goal is to run a 5K without stopping in under 35 minutes before the end of the year. Hold me to it!!


Momma Roar said...

That's AWESOME! Great job!

I could never do a triathlon - I don't swim. LOL

I do want to try another 5k. It has been since before kids since I did one (I did a few 5 mile runs after Q). I just started running again.

I think there is a 5k in Oct I could try! Hold me to doing it and I'll hold you to under 35! :)

Love the picture of your big girl in her school uniform!

Sincerely Anna said...

Oh my word! I'm so amazed at your fast time! Way to go!

Michelle said...

I am jealous! I would love to take that on. Good for you!! I'm still just trying to work my way through the Couch to 5K program.

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Mary@notbefore7 said...

GO YOU!!!! How awesome! Congrats. What a wonderful time - you go girl!