(Pic compliments of cleveland.com)
My goodness time sure does fly! My house is trashed, my bags are still packed, and the laundry is overflowing. Just never enough time!
Anyways here are some of the things that have kept me so busy!
-Vacation in AL 7/15/7/21
-Working fulltime job overtime leading up to vacation trying to squeeze in two weeks or work in one weeks time.
-Working side consulting work trying to get ready for vacation and taking much of that with me on the road...thank goodness for lap tops and zip drives!
- Sister's baby shower, graduation party, and a funeral
-Some taper training on vacation....if only I had a lake like that to swim in all the time.
-My first olmympic tri!!!
Quick tri stats, a write-up to come later...hopefully!
Total time 1.5K swim, 24 mile bike, 10K run = 3:01:35 (150/229 overall, 16/47 females, 5/13 age group)
Swim 39:00 (198/229 overall rank) -so much work to do here, not only is my time slow but the amount of energy I need to use on my pathetic splash of a swim really costs me!
T1 -2:00 - not super fast, but trying to regain composure
Bike-1:24:15 17.1 mph pace(164/229 overall rank)- must practice drinking better without slowing so much, started weak after the swim
T2 - :54 uneventful
Run- 55:28 (143/229 overall rank)- fair, held back due to stomach issues and not wanting to have melt down on the course....was in hot pusuit of bathroom at finish.
While the competitive side of me will inevitably focus on what I could have did better...for now I will focus on the fact that I finished my first olympic tri! The conditions and day could not have been better. It was a great experience without any major trouble and the support of the Cleveland Tri Club (which really represented) and all the wonderful people just made the the experience even better!!
Major props to so many other Clev Tri Club members out there who all had great races at both our Cleveland tri and others such as Tri-Eric completing their ironman races!!
Pictures and more to come when I can get to it!