flyin high from the tri

as i had mentioned at the end of friday’s post, i’d be back after the weekend with some results from this sunday’s sprint triathlon… and the numbers are in!

i finished 8th in my age group (of 90)
and 82nd overall (of 1028) ladies… top 8% works for me :0)

300 yard swim – 4:23 (the fam said i was the 2nd one out for my wave!!)
T1 – 1:34
10.5 mile bike – 35:40
T2 – 1:29
3 mile run – 26:22
TOTAL – 1:09:26

thank you mother nature for holding out on us… it luckily was not raining during the bike portion (although it was helllllla slippery out there on the twisty & turny course), it did start to sprinkle a bit on the run, but i kinda enjoyed the fresh water on my salty and sandy face… and for the swim portion, OMG were the waves a’slammin!!

having ‘fans’ there to cheer you on really pumps up your spirits when you see them strategically staked out on the sidelines. i am so thankful to the ones who woke up at the @$$ crack of dawn to come stand in the rain and wind to support me  – the hubster, ma and pa dukes, pop #2, and brother B (my on staff photographer)

check out this slide show of some of his captures of the morning:

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all in all, it was a great event and  i am so, SO happy i signed up for it and worked my butt off for the past 8 weeks to participate in it. i still can not shake off the thrill of the ocean swim! the emotions that were running through me while standing in the corral waiting for my wave to leave absolutely cannot be put into words. once i dove in and duck dived under my first wave, this smile came over my face and i was in pure tri-heaven….

now if only september would get here sooner… Danskin here i come!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by nance on 2011/08/08 at 22:45

    So proud of you. You did great. I am so upset to not participate this year. I too get the “tri-heaven” Need to find one fast out here. But let me tell you with this terrain it is a whole different training.


    • Posted by Mel on 2011/08/09 at 06:57

      thanks nanner :0) I’ll do some digging around for you today, I’m sure the hills you were used to here have nothing on the mountains out there, but you’ve done enough of these to know what to do to train. You’re going to kick some utah butt and represent nj!!!


  2. Posted by Suzanne on 2011/08/08 at 23:39

    Congratulations Mel – what a triumph!


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