A Completed Race

Its-Been-a-Year-03It has been almost a year since I raced last. I can’t believe it has been that long. Time has really flown by over the last eventful year. Once the race began it felt natural, but the lead up was unsettling. I wasn’t sure I could do this anymore. It didn’t help that there was plenty of smack talk amongst my friends. Something about the loser having to buy beer. In the end I had a good race. I was actually 12 seconds faster than last years result. Not bad considering last year I was on my final build for the Ironman race and probably in the best shape of my life. I escaped the bar bill. Next stop, Lake Placid. I need to take a trip out that way to do a trial session on the bike course. I hear it is crazy.

My Mom sent me a few pictures yesterday. She saw a triathlete in me at a young age and got me a fancy bike. That is sarcasm. I think if I had used my bike from the 70s with the banana seat I might still be on the course right now. I would be slow, bit oh so cool. Like my “tri”cycle as well? Nothing like matching sweaters. My striped pants would have also been a big hit at the race today.

IMG_2242I got to meet Erica today at the race. She has been a long time follower of the blog due to her friendship with Brittany. She was brave and did the long course today. It was so hot out there I can’t imagine doing a long race in today’s weather. But she did it!! We got a selfie to prove to Brittany that we really did do the race (the sun was in my eyes). Brittany was in Portugal, tough life of a student.

Last week I travelled 147 kms during my training.

See you at the next finish line….

 

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