I did it!!!!!

May 19, 2008 lizzie

I finished the triathlon! 300m swim, 15k bike ride and 5k run (sprint triathlon). I finished in 1:22:04 which was actually slower than I had done it in practice the week before but it doesn’t matter because I did it! It turned out to be a miserable day – cold, rainy and windy. I’m blaming that for the slow time since everyone had a slower time than they expected 😉 I think the final count was 7 minutes for the swim and transition (including stuck inside the shirt time), 45 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes for the run.

The transitions went okay because I had Elissa helping me and I really needed her help when transitioning from swim to bike. Long sleeves and jackets and long pants plus socks and shoes all over a pretty wet body and very wet suit….. I got stuck!

Then when going bike to run, I threw off the bike and jacket and Elissa threw on my hat and ipod.

Have a look at the photos and you’ll see how much I was enjoying it! Elissa was nice enough to do the run with me since that was when you are really tired and ready to quit. She was great and you can see that she was certainly enjoying herself more than I was at that point!

 I struggled on the bike – it was a gruelling 45 minutes up hill! 

 Running through the farms…..

 Getting closer…..

 And closer still…at least Elissa is having fun!

After this there was a BBQ at the apartments, round the back out of the way of the rain, thunder and lightning that began shortly after we started. I certainly felt that I deserved the beer that day!

But, I can’t just rest on my laurels now. The wedding countdown is on…….6 weeks!!!

 

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  • 1. innovatel&hellip  | 

    GREAT and compliment!!!!!!! I cannot end my first sprint … I had serious problem during the swim and I must exit … and now? I’m waitig to retry 🙂

    Bye 🙂

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