Monday, May 24, 2010

TRIPLE T RR


Race #1 - was over before it even started. And it was just a lot of heavy breathing. That short stuff is for the birds! Time 25:30

Race #2- i was instructed to take it easy cause the real race wasn't to begin until the afternoon oly. Sleeveless wetsuit was a poor choice. That water was frigid!!! feet were numb through the bike and the course got changed because of a downed tree.didn't matter much to me. It was all fun. And i barely remember the run. Probably because i was cheering for everyone i passed. time - 2:39
race #3 - i was afraid i was gonna slow Scott down. But the bike went smoothly. He pulled on the flats and before i knew it, i was trying to put on my wetsuit. Over sweat. I also flirted with one of the volunteers in transition. This came to be very helpful later. Swim was cold, but relatively uneventful. Scott was gettin his shoes on when i ran into t2. and flirtatious volunteer stripped me immediately. So we got outta transition quickly. And out for the run. Which i love! we took it easy on the way out and brought it in quicker. Time - 2:33



race #4- going into this race, we knew we were sitting in second place, but we weren't sure of the margin. apparently, Scott thought the race began at 7:30. not the case. I was panicked because he wasn't around. He rolled up sans goggles as i was on the mat. Again, cold cold water. Out of the water and Scott was already suited up. Yes, he has gills. He stripped my suit and we were off on the bike. That first lOng climb was fun. I was a little concerned about going out too hard on the first loop, but that's the genius of having a partner. The key was to keep taking in calories. We made a quick stop at special needs to fill up on fluids The second loop seemed to go more quickly, but that may be due to the fact that we were playing tag with Scott and andrea Meyer, who were sitting in 3rd place. After bombing down 125 one last time and peeing yet again, it was a quick t2 and out for the run. Strategy: go easy until the last 2.5 miles and take fluids at every aid station. And no walking!! Scott had to talk me through the top of the first hill, but then i found my legs and started smiling again. I loved seeing so many familiar faces, cheering on other e2 and CE peeps and generally just racing. I got a little overzealous on the downhills and the guys were making cracks on Scott not being able to hang, but truly, we were a great match for this race. We won this race time - 5:21.58


we weren't able to make up the time that the first team had led, but we came in a very respectable 2nd overall.(by just 4 mins). And we won hammer nutrition packs, a TYR transition bag and a Garmin 305!!! An AMAZING weekend!! So much fun!!!! Can't believe this is MY life. wow.

13 comments:

Colleen said...

Awesome! Was thinking about you this weekend and hoping that you were having fun... sounds like you were! Congrats on the great finish and even better, the prizes that went along with it! You definitely lived up to your rockstar title!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow...you guys did awesome! Congrats on your 2nd place finish! Those prizes are so cool...I'm so jealous! :)

Red Bike said...

Congratulations on a 2nd place.

This blog has just inspired me to put my name down for my first Triathlon!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on the poduim finish. I was looking for you entering T2, but after reading this I was too late, you were already on the run. This race is my my bucketlist.

Kim said...

woohooo!!!!!!! 2nd place A - awesome job! congratulations!!!! looks like you guys had a blast!

Christi said...

Congrats to you and Scott! What an incredible race. I have never heard of such a race before. And what great swag!

Again Congrats!

D10 said...

Congrats on all the races!! You guys won some really nice stuff; Garmin 305, sweet. Well done. You earned it all.

Jon Gilchrist said...

awesome job...and those winnings are NIIIIICE!!!

Judi said...

i like that 2nd to last pic of you on the tri bike, cornering one handed. nice. you up for a crit before you-know-what?

Mark said...

Wow.. awesome work! You might have considered trading in that Garmin for a full-sleeved wetsuit.

I especially love the pic of you cruising down a hill between pylons waving hello for the camera. Who does that?! Okay... guilty.

Missy said...

Duuuude, that race was so much stinkin fun! We had a total blast. It was great to see you out there. Sorry we didn't to hang more, busy times for sure.

Congrats, you guys were rockin!

Ironbolus said...

Awesome Amanda, way to go! Sounds like you had an incredible time.

Scott G said...

I'll admit I was a little scared to do this race solo so I'm glad you agreed to team up with me. Hope we can do it again next year. Maybe I can even keep up with you on the run. Not.