We've been busy at our house- packing, moving, waiting and waiting to close on the sale of our house...waiting...waiting...
Anyway in the mist of all that I did my frist triathalon! The The Rookie Tri was held Sunday, May 9- Mother's Day. Little Britches' grandma came at 5am so Little Britches would not have to go with us. There is nothing sweeter than my mother-in-law trying to act happy and alert so early in the morning.
Jackie, Wendy, Cameron, and I took off toward the Texas Ski Ranch with bikes, googles, and running shoes in tow. Everything went really well.
I had never practiced open water swimming. Barton Springs is just too cold for me to endure. I swam the 300 meter is about 10 min. I had never practiced transitioning and you could tell by my T1 time, but most of it was a bike glove that would not slide onto my wet hands. I had never biked 11 miles all at once. I did the bike in under an hour. I had never changed a flat on my bike. I had a flat the 2nd mile of the bike portion of the race. I changed it all by myself using the tips Cameron had given me the night before, just in case something happened. I did much better on my second transition, as shown by my T2 time. And I ran at a pace I was pleased with, so all in all I felt my first tri went pretty well. Of course I wish I had not had a flat tire, but what can you do about that? The results are posted here. You can search by my name or bib number: 362. Besides being our support crew that transported all our bikes and gear, Cameron also took some pictures. The best way I can post them right now is to send you through this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=207127&id=763608254&l=412c2543e1
Our home computer is packed so I can upload the photos. There are some good ones, though so you might want to take a peek.
Overall I liked the triathlon experience. I think I will do another one this summer. When I decided which one I will let you know so you can join me!