Yesterday was the SheROX triathlon and again it was a great experience! Truthfully, I didn't beat my previous times which is a little disappointing but somehow that doesn't really bother me this year. Some of you may know, I've been sick for the last 2 months with Mono like symptoms, it totally messed up my training for my 1/2 Ironman as well as working out in general. I went into this race hoping to have a good time, and being willing to accept however I did because it was the first time I had really been able to workout in 2 months!
The day was crazy hot and because I am young-ish (atleast in the world of triathlons), I had friends that were finishing their race before I had even started mine! The race started promptly at 7am and my wave went off at 8:45am. So I just hung out and cheered on my SubM teammates and enjoyed the sun. I finally started around 8:45 and was pretty happy with my swim performance. I felt I could have gone faster but there were a couple girls that no matter how I tried to get around them, it just wouldn't work! Ughh... Swim was 13:18. My bike was decent, but I am so hesitant around curves that I really slow down, I've got to get past that fear! Time was 45:21 for the bike. Now the run... being a runner before I came into triathlons you would think I'd be pretty strong in the run portion, but the first mile was really rough and I couldn't get into a good rhythmn or get my heartrate at a normal level so I walked a bit of the first mile... UGH!! So my run ended up being 31:47... NOT GOOD! But I finished and that's all I really cared about this year. Considering I was so sick 2 weeks ago, I am so thankful to even have been able to compete in this race! I placed 33 out of 115 in my age group which means I am improving slowly but surely!
|Just a few teammates!! Lisa, Terri, Cathy and Me! Way to go ladies!!|