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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Completed my first triathlon!!!

So Sunday marked my first triathlon and having completed it, I am now a triathlete.  Absolutely amazing!

At 5am the water temp in the Potomac was 81 and too hot to wear my safety net, aka wetsuit.  I was really counting on the extra speed, bouyancy, and just the comfort of having it, but oh well.

The race began about 30 minutes late, which shouldn't have been that big of a deal, but towards the end of the race I sure could've used 30 minutes worth of less sun. 

The swim seemed never ending and I found it to be confusing that the return markers had the Olympic distances on them instead of the Sprint ones. 

Finally getting out of the water and into transition, albeit one of my slowest, and I'm off on the bike around the monuments of DC.  Did I take any in?  Of course not.  I was too busy concentrating on keeping my bike in straight line while trying to navigate streets I didn't know well, riding in my drops, and keeping an eye out for all the Team Lipstick ladies around me.  Did I mention that Team Lipstick NYC had 11 ladies in this race and that it was Team Lipstick DC's first race too?

The bike course was so fun for me and now that I know it, I think I could've relaxed a little more on it than I was.

Ok here's where I'll admit that I walked my bike into transition and proceeded to walk out to the run.  I think that transition was almost 4 mins long.  Oh well...it was HOT!!!

The run killed me.  Absolutely destroyed me.  I was so hot and uncomfortable and couldn't wait until it was over.  I had one of my slowest miles ever and walked a decent portion of this course.

I'm glad this one is over, that I have a finisher's medal to prove that I did it.

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