Saturday, July 11, 2009

LTF finished: the "short" RR

Today, Lifetime Tri went much, much better than Rochester Tri did two weeks ago.

It really, really, really helped that the wind today was only about a quarter of what we had in Rochester. I was able to sustain 17.1 mph on the bike, as opposed to the paltry 12.7 I did battling 20+ mile headwinds in Rochester.

My swim time was much better than last year (go me).

My run was slightly slower than last year but significantly better than Rochester.

All in all, I'm happy, considering the extra lbs I'm carrying (and didn't really "see" until Hubby took all the photos below. YIKES! ) and the mediocre training I've been doing.

Came in first for my age group/Athena category again. (This ain't no big thing, since usually there are only one to three people in my category). This year, I was in it alone. Still nice to see "1" after my name.

Of all Athena's, I was solidly in the middle of the pack. I feel okay about this, since I was the oldest of the bunch.

THANKS to Nat, who volunteered as a body marker (and got to the course at 4:15 am); Hubby for being there to cheer me on; Mary and Marcia for coming down to watch and who helped keep me going.

Next up: Chisago 1/2 iron. Oh boy.


Beth said...

Yeah! A great finish time and a great smile on your face. So glad you had a good day. I like the pics, too... :)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great job and you looked awesome at the finish.

Dori said...

Way to go, Amy! Congratulations on your finish and your AG award. Keep it up. :-)

Marcia L. said...

Way to go, Amy! Your performance was inspirational! Great job!

Sunshine said...

Fabulous You!!
Rochester was just warm-up ?!
I'm impressed. Congratulations.
Good pictures.