triathlon #4- 7.27.2008- Solana Beach Sprint Triathlon.
this is where we started
bike:ok. look at this bike! there is NO EXCUSE to be slow. so i stepped up my game and worked my way into 2nd place on the bike. (did i just write that? little miss "i get dropped on every training ride") YES!
Daniel Derkacs - thanks daniel!
ok- off the bike, onto the RUN!
james tells me i am 1 minute 30 seconds back on the first loop of the two loop course. when all was said and done, i made up about 45 seconds during the 5k. not enough to catch laura. she was ahead of me the whole race. she's a super athlete and swam in college. she also had a great run....maybe next time!
ya think i need to shorten my stride...what is this, hurdles?
the results: i finished 2nd in my age group (out of 85 AG25-29) and 3rd woman overall, including the elites. (uh, this is kind of a joke because it kind of helps when only one "elite" (amanda felder) enters the race! i think this is my best overall in a triathlon so far.
although i didn't win my age group, i made some good improvements in this race. i had the 2nd fastest bike split in my age group (of 85 women 25-29!). i had a decent swim. fastest run split (19:00)
mostly, i had a TON of fun racing with an awesome team, breakway training. i can't TELL you how many people were out there cheering me on and how supportive the team was. the entire breakaway crew had a SERIOUS showing on almost all the podiums, and coach felipe was 2nd Elite overall!!! coach luke said Felipe rode like "a man posessed..." i like it!
i love medals superNERD!