Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tri and picture it.

My partners in crime. Sister-in-law Mel (Jon's wife) and my best buddy Marie. We look pretty happy considering we just put ourselves through a little taste of Hell. (Truthfully, I thought it was fun and I'd do it again next weekend if I could. But unlike Marie and Mel, I didn't really "give it my all." Therefore they ended up in the top 50% of about 300 female participants and I ended up in the bottom 15% :)

If you look close enough you can see a yellow cap rounding off near the dock. I'm pretty sure that is me. Swimming was the craziest part. People just swim right over the top of you. I swear a couple of people even pushed me down on purpose. I made the mistake of swimming sideways a couple of times. I was ticked about that. But my overall time was 30 minutes, right on line with my goal.

This is what killed my time. I took about 4 minutes to get out of the water and on to my bike. Ben was standing off to the side encouraging me to hurry up.

Coming home from my 12.4 mile bike ride. It was a gorgeous trail. No big hills, just LONG hills, which I think might be worse. Time: 54 minutes. I should have done better.

That's right, I sprinted across the finish line. The 3 mile run took me about 40 minutes, which is pretty good considering that is how long it takes me even without the swim and the bike before hand.

Like I said, it was a lot of fun. I chatted with some great people along the way. I loved training and am actually kind of sad I don't have this to look forward to anymore. I definitely recommend a Triathlon to anyone (there were people even more overweight than me doing it and a 75-year-old man!). I especially recommend it to people who tamper with the idea of running a marathon but just think it would be torture. A sprint Tri takes less time to complete and you get a nice break in your workouts cause there are three events instead of just one.

My little Cheerleaders. Jaedon and Livy were so good considering they just had to sit there for about 2 hours.

6 comments:

Mel said...

You did awesome Liz!! We'll have to try doing one again next year.

Carroll's said...

Good job Liz! I definitely would drown if I had to be in the water for 1/2 hour without a life jacket.

Winsor said...

You are amazing. I know I will never do that.

Whitney Blake said...

WAY TO GO LIZ! You are so awesome! I know I remember thinking when I was done.. "WOW, I really don't know if I could do that again." Just remember your amazing and that you finished! Horray!

Mom and Dad Bassett said...

I am so proud of my girls...all 3 of em! I loved the photos! You look great and you have the cutest little cheerleaders cheering you on. You did great Lizzy and I am proud of you for entering and preparing for it. That was fun for you and Mel to do together. Love ya, Mom

Heidi said...

WOW!!! I am moi impressed. I have tampered with the idea of a marathon and, though that seems tortorous, a triatholon almost seems worse!!! But, way to go! I do love the feeling after races though. :) PS I am assuming you watched the last pres. debates and did you just want to gag after McCain said "my friends" for the ten thousandeth time? ick!!!

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