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Skeese Greets my first Tri!

Sunday morning I got up before the crack of dawn and headed down to New Braunfels to race in my first ever triathlon. I am training for the Danskin triathlon which is in about a month but the Skeese Greets triathlon was this weekend and it was a shorter distance that I was pretty confident I could complete easily and I wanted to get over the first time jitters and practice transitions and stuff like that before the big Danskin race so I decided to do it.

I had a total blast. Training with a group of people is so awesome because even though it's an individual sport it's like you have a huge team there with you. I got to rack my bike with all my friends and hang out with them before and after the race. They all did so awesome it was just the neatest thing.

I learned a lot from doing my first race and I am glad I did one before Danskin. I need to position myself better for the swim start, and I can push myself a little harder on the bike and I can still run. I'll actually attempt to do faster transitions. This time I just kind of meandered in and changed and went to the next thing, probably can improve those.

Here are all of my stats.

I finished pretty much in the middle of the pack. Totally fine for me with not much training yet and my first time! I had a great time!

Bib: 282
Overall place: 170/323 finishers
Age group place (35-39): 41/72
Total time: 1:19:54

Swim 300m (I had a rough time in a crowd at the start of this that really slowed me down)
time: 08:48
rank: 162
pace: 2:56/m

T1 3:15

Bike 11 miles (Probably could have gone a little harder, I was scared to burn out for the run)
time: 45:46
rank: 169
pace: 14.4 mph

T2 01:57

Run 2 miles (Dont think I could have improved a whole lot on this in my current shape, I was starting to get tired)
time: 20:07
rank: 163
pace: 10:04 / mile

I might just stick with this sport for a little bit, it seemed so impossible to me and just the fact that I could finish this short one felt great!! I hope to post some pics soon if I get some.

ETA: One of my funny memories was being hungry enough to eat the giant free cheeseburger they were giving away and then realizing I had just eaten a giant cheeseburger at 10am.



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May. 7th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome, Becky! I'm sorry I wasn't out there cheering. I'm one of the team photographers, so if you wear the team shirt or jersey or tri suit, you'll more than likely get a picture of yourself from one of the team photographers. Its so easy for us to spot out TZ'ers from a distance. There are so many of us, we don't know everyone by face, but we know team colors. :) I'm glad you want to stick with it, it really is fun. And you'll see that our team is always the team having fun, just wait until Danskin! And there are so many more tris the rest of the summer.
May. 15th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!! That is awesome!!! Those are incredible results for your first tri, especially your consistency in your rank within each sport.

Can't wait to hear about Danskin!
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