|And I got to race my Cannondale Women's Supersix Evo (I mean- check it out, SRAM Red, Zipp 404s and light as can be..i'm totally obsessed with this bike & its stealthiness & I ride it every chance I get!)|
I'll call that race my #YOLO moment of the month and well, I'm stoked I did it. All in all (spoiler alert!), I got in a great fast workout, I made a little bit of money for working out, I competed in a small field with arguably some of the best endurance athletes in the world, and I only had about 5 to 10 moments where I wanted to go all ostrich-style and hide my head in the sand.
The race was Swim 400m, Bike 6k, Run 1.5k...and then hop back in the drink and do it again...Double your pleasure double your fun.
|women & men swim start #sopro (Photo: Kevin@TriLounge)|
|i'm in the middle in the black zoot kit (Photo: Triathlete Magazine)|
Here's how it played out: I was 30 seconds or so back from the pack on the 1st swim and that gap widened. I biked alone (which is not very exciting in a draft legal race I tell you!) and then made up a little time on the run.
Ostrich moments I can recall offhand: 1) going out of T4 on my bike and mounting WITH NO HELMET and being sent back after riding away to get my helmet. d'oh! 2) getting lapped on the bike (I blame this on the helmet sitch...right?), well, that and the fact that each lap of the bike was only 1k so there is not much leeway when you aren't a swimmer with gills too.. I wasn't the only one to get lapped though so it's cool...or not...
|I am not near this beautiful lil pack. But they are demonstrating very well how this should be done.( Photo: Triathlete Magazine)|
|The leaders... (Photo: Kevin@TriLounge)|
Repeat that whole swim/bike/run x2. I eventually passed 2 girls and squeezed into 10th place for the last paycheck.
Speaking of ostrich moments...Here's me diving back in for Round 2...
|graceful, eh? (Photo: Kevin@TriLounge)|
Oh wait, that's not me....THIS is me. haaaaaaa!
|note to self. learn to dive off a dock?(Photo: Kevin @TriLounge)|
|Gwen Jorgensen & Andrew Hewitt running for 2nd place (Sara Groff was 1st) (Photo: Triahlete magazine)|
|And...that's proof I was there...Thanks Kevin @TriLounge for the photo|
Thank you to all of my sponsors.....Very excited to be tuning up for the big races to come!