Since this weekend was so action packed I’m going to have to split some of it up so I don’t have you reading my post ALL day! You might recall from my random “Friday Tidbits” that I was working on a cake for a little boy who has had a long running date with the cardiac unit. Well the little boy, Aaric, had his 3rd and (hopefully) final open heart surgery earlier the week and I was called upon to create a customized cake for him and his family as a get well gesture. The cake was a lot of fun to make, and there is a lot of information to tell you about this new organization that I have started working with, so to do it all justice I’m going to write it all up for tomorrow’s post. On Sunday we raced an Olympic distance triathlon with a start time of 11:50am which means a late finish, a late drive home, late dinner, etc. etc. and now I’m exhausted! So I’ll just leave you with this little preview of the cake…
As for the rest of the weekend, we headed up to Newark, Delaware to stay Saturday night. Even with the race start time at 11:50 the next morning, there were so many logistical items built into the race that we still had to be there early for transition area setup.
Race transition opened at 8:30-9:30 and when it closed “IT CLOSED”, as in now I’m booted from transition only to wait until 10:40 for my ferry shuttle to where The Boss has been since his shuttle left at 10:00. Personally I liked the later start time, and it was a great run through for Boise 70.3 that we have coming up in three weeks, which also has a late morning/early afternoon start time.
So I’ll cut to the chase since I know that’s what you really want! For the more in depth race report about the course, etc, here is where you should go as the Boss always does a good job on that stuff.
Overall I was very happy with my time and performance, and persistency to finish the swim that was pulling us triathletes down stream in the crosscurrent. My swim ranged somewhere in the 30 minute range, and my bike was a pretty fast split at 1:12 crunching out a max wattage of 380 on the bridge climb! Oops, that wasn’t in the race plan! From here, with a great bike under my belt I was in for a bit of a harder time on the run. My goal for the day was to finally go sub-7 on the run since I was exactly 7 minute miles on my last Olympic race, but with so much energy going into the bike today, that run just wasn’t possible. Still 7:12 minute mile isn’t too bad. Plus it still allowed me to end up there:
4th place overall Female and 1st in my age group! Woot!
Well, since I’m falling a sleep with the computer on my lap, I’m going to call it quits for now. I’m sure I’ll add a few more pics later, but for right now, sleepy!
See you tomorrow!