This is the 3rd year that I’ve participated in this awesome event!
The local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hosts a women’s triathlon each year that is free and open to the community. My friends and I look forward to this race each yearJ
|Me, Cathie and Alice. We are all super soggy from the rain!|
I slipped on the wet ground (it was raining the entire event) and nearly ate it in the bike/run transition but somehow managed not stay on my feet. The spectators gasped a bit.
I’ve run marathons…I’ve run an Ultra, but the feeling in my legs after the bike portion of a triathlon is the WORST. Your legs really DO feel like tree trunks and your legs feel numb in a horrible kind of way. It feels like you are landing flat on your feet with no push off…I can’t tell how fast I’m running (or slow) except by monitoring my breathing. I can usually manage to pass a few women in the run portion. It’s where I make up for my weakness in the swim.
I’m not SURE how I did this year in comparison to last year because I managed to not actually turn on my Garmin until the bike portion but I think it’s at least comparable. I think I got 5th overall this year.
I definitely had fun!