Saturday, September 15, 2007

Last Tri of the Season is a Good One

And the results watch begins!

While there was no big clock or time-caller at the finish, Neil’s rumor has it that I finished the Akron Women-Only Triathlon in just under an hour. I may or may not have met my goal, but it was another great experience.

From what I could gather, I came in second in swimming (to the 2006 1-Mile Open Water National Champ), tragically-but-not-surprisingly slow in cycling and not bad in running. The weather was a little less than ideal—Neil and I walked out around 7:30 a.m. to what felt like an early winter morning. Brrrr.

My knees turned a slight blue, my breathing got super wheezy and my dizziness led me into the grass on the bike route, but I recovered by mile four. But I’m warm now. And I’m eager to share the full story.

On a side note: my little brother, Skippy (an 11-year-old cocker spaniel), is in the doggy hospital. He's not in doggy-tri condition right now, so please send out good vibes for the pooch.

2 comments:

kelsalynn said...

I'm sorry to hear about the weather, but glad to hear you finished in under an hour and 2nd in swimming! That's awesome! I can't wait to hear the details. Way to finish the season strong.
Kelsalynn

B Bop said...

I hope Skippy is feeling better!!!! Even if he never returns to tri-doggy shape hopefully he can make it back to couch potato shape.