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.


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.

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.