Posts Tagged ‘sprint triathlon’

I’m not gonna lie….I’m slow.

March 13, 2009

Omigosh,  the results from my first tri came in. I always knew that I was slow in endurance events. But I didn’t know I was that slow. I came in 2nd to last my division.I guess all that chit chat with the lifeguards on the swim, and the policemen on the bike and volunteers on the run course did slow down my time a bit. But not much. I’m not gonna lie….I’m slow. It can only get better from here, right?

Donella’s Time:
Division: Open Female 34 and under | Place 83 ( out of 84)
Swim:  20:54.4 (Rank 86)     T1: 5:47.4
Bike: 45:59.6 (Rank 79)         T2: 3:39.6
Run: 35:40.1 (Rank 79)
Total: 1:52:01.1

Tony’s Time
Division: Open Male 34 and under | Place: 118 ( out of 181)
Swim: 12:43.2 (Rank 87)       T1: 4:12.3
Bike:   37:39.4 (Rank 111)       T2: 2:06.8
Run:   25:35.0 (Rank 118)
Total: 1:22:16.7

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The night before my first sprint triathlon

March 10, 2009

Picking our Race Packets and bibs the night before.

Picking our Race Packets and bibs the night before.

Friday evening, the night before the Stanford Treeathlon. We just picked up our race packets at Stanford and we saw some fellow Team in Training Teammates picking up there packets as well. It’s three weeks until our main race, the Olympic distance, Lavaman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. But tomorrow will be my first ever triathlon experience whatsoever. It’s much shorter, much smaller and much more local. I should be more relaxed.

We’re packing our bags for stuff for tomorrow event:
Directions to event, watches, road bikes, emergency bike repair stuff ( i don’t really know how to use it tho), pumps, helmets, sunglasses, biking gloves,transition bags, body glide, wetsuits, trash bags for wetsuits, tri shorts, goggles, race bib numbers, safety pins,running hat, beanie, black permanent marker, swim caps, sunscreen, chapstick, hair ties,warm post race clothes, running shoes, flip flops, transition towels, cliff blocks, Luna moons, goo, cliff shots, Gatorade, water etc.

Our event race bibs and swim caps.

Our event race bibs and swim caps.

It’s supposed to be a short, flat easy race, a nice beginner race. I still have concerns about the open water. Tony is jumpy and excited, bouncing all over the place.  I on the other hand, am nervous. Ever since I was kid, I feel nausea when I get nervous…..I think I’m gonna throw up.