Ugh, I know I know - I've heard about my blog slacking lately, but I have some time this week so hopefully I can redeem myself to everyone :-) First up - Race report from Sodus....two weeks ago (hides under chair). ***Wow, 10 years?? You got that right. 10 years ago, Greg and I popped our tri cherry....at Sodus Point sprint tri (.5 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 5k run). We've done every race here since 2005 (they started in 2004, so we just missed the inaugural race) and with 225 race entrants each year...its pretty safe to say we are 2 of about 5 people who can claim this. Yes, that excited me....I know, I know :-) This race has seen me through some crazy life transitions (see what I did there?)....first tri ever with my new boyfriend....first tri as a married lady (still hold my sprint PR from that year!) first tri as an Ironman (3 weeks post Placid, yowtch) and first tri as a mommy! (5 weeks post partum....did I mention I am nuts?). We adore this race. It's close, the course is just tricky enough to have fun with, and we love to return each year remembering our first race (the year of the 3 foot waves.....I cant believe we ever came back!!)
|My men :-)|
Swim - 13:26, plus :50 run to TI (up the beach). Lake Ontario is a fickle lake. Our first year, we had 3 foot swells and they pulled 1/3 of the people out of the water (I survived by doggy paddling, yay!). Other years, it is clear as glass...and 55 degrees. Today we lucked out. Other than a quick detour off course at buoy turn 2 and some pre race jostling (totally normal), the swim felt great. After the Musselman debacle, I was so glad to have an easy swim! I exited out of the water at 13 minutes n change, which is pretty good for a half mile swim for me!
Bike: 41:15 (19.0 mph). I know this course like the back of my hand. The start has some rollers and theres a few time it right let r rips, and I played them well. I wasted a good minute at the start with my *&^%!# helmet, but overall the bike felt good. I need to hammer the downhills a bit more and lean into aero more, and I think I can really go over 20 next year on this one.
|POst race 2013...5 weeks old!|
|Post race 2014....big boy!!!|